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Fixed Penalty Notices for Pedal Cycling Related Offences since 2012

Question

I am looking for information relating to Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) issued for pedal cycle offences. This request covers all cycling offences including (but not limited to) contravening automatic traffic signals, failing to stop for a police officer, cycling on footway and using a pedal cycle without lights at night.

Can you tell me:

1) How many FPNs were issued by your force for all pedal cycling-related offences over the last five years? Please provide this information for the calendar years 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. Note: if this information is not available by calendar year, please provide it in whichever form it is available (eg. by latest five financial years).

2) If possible, please show how many of these FPNs were specifically issued for the offences of:

i) Contravening automatic traffic signals

ii) Cycling on the footway

Again, please break this information down for each of the last five years. Note, if answering point (2) would be deemed to exceed the reasonable cost limit of an FOI request, please ignore point (2) and just provide the answer to point (1).

Answer

Please find the information in the table below:

Offence

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

Ride a pedal cycle on a footpath / causeway by the side of a road made / set apart for the use of foot passengers

44

58

 5

1

1

109

Use a pedal cycle on a road when front / rear position lamp / retro reflector were not fitted

 

1

 

 

 

1

Pedal Cycle - lamps reflectors not maintained

1

 

 

 

 

1

Use a pedal cycle on a road at night when the front and / or rear position lamps were not kept lit and unobscured

40

22

 11

4

4

81

Use a p / cycle on a road when the front / rear position lamps not kept lit / unobscured.in seriously reduced visibility

 2

1

1

 

 

4

Pedal Cycle carrying more than one person

1

 

 

 

 

1

Ride a pedal cycle on a road and fail to stop when directed by a uniformed police constable / traffic warden

3

 

 1

 

 

4

Ride a pedal cycle on a road and fail to comply with the indication given by a traffic sign (including traffic signals)

 

 

 

 

3

3

Total

91

82

18

5

8

204

FOI reference: 129/17.

Date of request: 30.01.17.