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Irresponsible cyclists targeted in new laws

New laws close riding on pavement loophole

Cyclists who flout the law but escape prosecution on a technicality could be appearing in court in future.

The Department of Infrastructure has unveiled new laws which aim to tighten up legislation on a range of issues.

It’s asking for the public’s views on the Road Traffic Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2016 – including whether to properly outlaw riding bicycles on pavements.

Infrastructure Minister Phil Gawne says in the past, it’s been a difficult offence to prosecute because of the wording the law:

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