Cunobelin wrote:..... and where are your bell, reflectors, and lights?
I am legally riding without a helmet - you are riding illegally without reflectors......
(3) Nothing in these Regulations shall require any lamp or reflector to be fitted between sunrise and sunset to–
(c)a pedal cycle,
Jughead wrote:Told me 'they' were in talks with the police and that the police would soon be introducing a £30 fine for cyclists not wearing a helmet.
Redvee wrote:... unless this is part of Scottish Independance.
Jughead wrote:.... extras from Robocop. You know the sort of thing: helmets, glasses, gloves. cameras, gps computers, protective clothing and stuff. Adverts on bikes. Talked to one of them briefly who was disappointed I wasn't wearing a helmet.
Jughead wrote:Cycling into Glasgow ... the police would soon be introducing a £30 fine for cyclists not wearing a helmet. ...
Jughead wrote:...Told me 'they' were in talks with the police and that the police would soon be introducing a £30 fine for cyclists not wearing a helmet.
Psamathe wrote:Jughead wrote:...Told me 'they' were in talks with the police and that the police would soon be introducing a £30 fine for cyclists not wearing a helmet.
And you believed them.
I don't think this can be set-up by a cycling group. Similarly, I don't think the Police can introduce on-the-spot fines for complying with the law. I think it would be up to the government to introduce a law before the Police have any power to act.
And any cycling group wanting to put pressure of the law-makers would have to be "talking to the government" which would almost certainly operate an open consultation (open to all interested parties) before introducing any legislation on which the Police would then be able to act.
And no doubt Cycling Scotland would have something to say given their stated policy "Cycling Scotland’s Position on Cycle Helmets - We continue to support those who choose to wear cycle helmets but remain strongly opposed to any move toward helmet compulsion.". And, I wonder who would hold greater influence with government, some local CC group or Cycling Scotland (plus many other nationwide cycling organisations).
Tonyf33 wrote:I wear gloves, sunglasses, lycra, clip in shoes just to pop to the PO about 3/4 mile away as it's a darn sight quicker and easier than walking and takes me no amount of time more than putting non cycling specific clothes on.
Tonyf33 wrote:As for Scotland, well they can just leave the UK if they wish, that's their populations right, however if they decide that they 'need' a bicycle helmet law then I won't be making any 'foreign' holidays up there because there is nothing in this universe that could pursuade or force me to wear a plaggy hat
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