cycle helmet law

since when has it been law to wear a cycle helmet, on news now police in london are fineing people for not wearing one on their bike

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Harsh.

Original Poster

cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk/cyc…law

so from this it isnt law that you have to wear one, so how the hell do they get away with giving you a fine for not wearing one

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It isnt is it :?

wickedteen;8908316

http://www.cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk/cycle-helmets-and-lawso from this … http://www.cyclistsdefencefund.org.uk/cycle-helmets-and-lawso from this it isnt law that you have to wear one, so how the hell do they get away with giving you a fine for not wearing one



Without providing a source, it seems you are either misquoting or misunderstanding

I heard that and thought the same.
I guess it comes in just before the law to stop people wearing dangerous heels.
Wonder who did/didnt do their research.

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ryman1000;8908319

It isnt is it :?



nope, but go into london and get fined for not wearing one

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thesaint;8908327

Without providing a source, it seems you are either misquoting or … Without providing a source, it seems you are either misquoting or misunderstanding



ok BBC1 news about ten mins ago

I wonder if it will be reported again later?

Original Poster

going through red lights and not obeying the rules of the road then yes fine them as they will cause accidents

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wickedteen;8908346

going through red lights and not obeying the rules of the road then yes … going through red lights and not obeying the rules of the road then yes fine them as they will cause accidents



Going through red lights is one of the perks of cycling :thumbsup:

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i cant find it on google or bbc sources, but if its not law, then i cant see how they can fine you, besides. you have no number plate, they cant trace you

I never wear mine

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tfl.gov.uk/cor…spx

Seems to be a general crackdown on bad behaviour re users of bikes/vehicles.

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aScottishBloke;8909098

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/15956.aspxSeems to be a … http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/15956.aspxSeems to be a general crackdown on bad behaviour re users of bikes/vehicles.



About time too.

My pet hate is the ******** "professionals" on their crappy racing bikes, 2/3 abreast with no regard to the highway code.

i do likewise, and give them as little room as I can without smashing them and their stupid bikes into a crumpled mess.

Original Poster

yes but a cycle hemet which isnt even covered by any law as yet, its just stupid

aScottishBloke;8909098

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/15956.aspxSeems to be a … http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/media/newscentre/15956.aspxSeems to be a general crackdown on bad behaviour re users of bikes/vehicles.



Funnily enough, no mention of helmets.

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wickedteen;8909122

yes but a cycle hemet which isnt even covered by any law as yet, its just … yes but a cycle hemet which isnt even covered by any law as yet, its just stupid


source? its not law so either you misheard/read or BBC were making it up.

Here is the report:
]http//ww…04s

The BBC got it wrong.

vibeone;8909119

About time too.My pet hate is the ******** "professionals" on their … About time too.My pet hate is the ******** "professionals" on their crappy racing bikes, 2/3 abreast with no regard to the highway code.i do likewise, and give them as little room as I can without smashing them and their stupid bikes into a crumpled mess.



I hardly cycle on the road but...
you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast :thumbsup:
Not sure why you consider these people to be on crappy / stupid bikes.
Giving them as "little room as possible" because they are slowing you down sounds plain dangerous to me.
Do you give as little room as possible to horses, runners, tractors etc too because they are all on the road that you think you own?
You seem a very bright chap :whistling:

smashed;8911422

I hardly cycle on the road but...you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast … I hardly cycle on the road but...you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast :thumbsup:Not sure why you consider these people to be on crappy / stupid bikes. Giving them as "little room as possible" because they are slowing you down sounds plain dangerous to me. Do you give as little room as possible to horses, runners, tractors etc too because they are all on the road that you think you own?You seem a very bright chap :whistling:




I always thank motorists if the wait behind, me as I cycle through places where they can't overtake safely.

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Road users found to be behaving negligently or in an aggressive manner will be handed a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) of up to £60 by police officers.

So basically the fine is a FPN for behaving negligently and not for the actual non-offence of failing to wear a helmet

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smashed;8911422

I hardly cycle on the road but...you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast … I hardly cycle on the road but...you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast :thumbsup:Not sure why you consider these people to be on crappy / stupid bikes. Giving them as "little room as possible" because they are slowing you down sounds plain dangerous to me. Do you give as little room as possible to horses, runners, tractors etc too because they are all on the road that you think you own?You seem a very bright chap :whistling:


you sure about that? :?

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csiman;8911499

you sure about that? :?



AFAIK they could ride 6 a breast as long as hey are on he right side of the road

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lottysdad08;8911527

AFAIK they could ride 6 a breast as long as hey are on he right side of … AFAIK they could ride 6 a breast as long as hey are on he right side of the road


would think they would get a fine for that

highway code:-

never ride more than two abreast, and ride in single file on narrow or busy roads and when riding round bends

direct.gov.uk/en/…837

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vibeone;8909119

About time too.My pet hate is the ******** "professionals" on their … About time too.My pet hate is the ******** "professionals" on their crappy racing bikes, 2/3 abreast with no regard to the highway code.i do likewise, and give them as little room as I can without smashing them and their stupid bikes into a crumpled mess.


smashed;8911422

I hardly cycle on the road but...you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast … I hardly cycle on the road but...you ARE allowed to cycle 2 abreast :thumbsup:Not sure why you consider these people to be on crappy / stupid bikes. Giving them as "little room as possible" because they are slowing you down sounds plain dangerous to me. Do you give as little room as possible to horses, runners, tractors etc too because they are all on the road that you think you own?You seem a very bright chap :whistling:


Seems you are right on EVERY point except your final one which we all know is completely wrong! :thumbsup::-D

Original Poster

the copper the bbc was talking to was saying they are fineing cyclists for not wearing helmets, watch it on iplayer, so many jumped up ***** on here

wickedteen;8913383

the copper the bbc was talking to was saying they are fineing cyclists … the copper the bbc was talking to was saying they are fineing cyclists for not wearing helmets, watch it on iplayer, so many jumped up ***** on here



Have you seen it on iplayer?

BBC One BBC News at Six 6:00 pm (Not available)

i think it should be law that you have to wear a cycle helmet, some of these cycles go faster then a 50cc moped :?

I actually thought it was law.......not that I ride a bike but thought that came in quite a few years ago now :?

lol handing out fines for not wearing a helmet and using a mobile phone........................just making up laws now

thesaint;8913710

Have you seen it on iplayer?



It is on iPlayer and the link has already been posted. Here it is again:
]http//ww…04s

But hurry, news is only available on iPlayer for 24 hours so you have 50 minutes left to view the report.

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wickedteen;8913383

the copper the bbc was talking to was saying they are fineing cyclists … the copper the bbc was talking to was saying they are fineing cyclists for not wearing helmets, watch it on iplayer, so many jumped up ***** on here


and so many snotty kids starting nonsense threads without any source :roll:

link someone else posted had no interview with a copper. Get your facts right before talking crap lol

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Alfonse;8914885

lol handing out fines for not wearing a helmet and using a mobile … lol handing out fines for not wearing a helmet and using a mobile phone........................just making up laws now



I got knocked off my bike whilst on the phone and not wearing a helmet, had my lights on though. Went over the bonnet, it hurt the other side. I hid my phone as i knew if it went to court it wouldn't look good. She paid £200 for a new bike without taking it to the insurers. She pulled out without seeing me so was her fault.
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