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: