Bel Ludovic wrote:
On the exceptionally rare occasions where I feel it is safer to ride on the pavement than on the road, I usually cycle only marginally faster than someone pushing a pram.
You seem to have the extraordinary idea that you can pick and choose which bits of the law apply to you. This is not the case. It is ILLEGAL to cycle on pavements. Even if the pavement is wide. Even if it's inconvenient. Even (love this one) if you ride at the same speed as a pram (!!)
JonR wrote:is there a FPN for running a red light in a car?
if so it should be applied to cyclists
not easy at all red lights obviously, but put a few policemen at sets of lights, in contact with others several meters down the road, when someone on a bike runs the red light, contact the second copper to stop the cyclist, FPN (£100?) on the spot. have a team of, say 20 such groups of police, and vary their location on an hourly basis, and that'd soon pay for itself, and stop cyclists from breaking this law.