'SPEEDING' Pavement Cyclists, Red Light Jumpers, PEDESTRIAN Zone CYCLISTS
No, I don't really want to talk about cyclists but about endangered pedestrians. What I laughingly refer to as 'the law?' should have been issuing £30 on-the-spot-fines (FPNs) for cycling offenses from August 1999 (after they had so often expressed complaints for ignoring the offense that taking offenders to court was too time-consuming). Letters from my local police, the office of the North Yorkshire Chief Constable, the Home Office and a particularly high ranking female Police Officer have all expressed, in one way or another, that such fines for what can be fatal offenses are not appropriate. I would like the subject to be brought up, as with 'Drivers In The dock.' as a subject of a program. Perhaps with the title "POLICE FORCES AND COUNCILS IN THE DOCK". Why councils? Well my local police say that safety on our PEDESTRIAN Zone is the responsibility of the council and the council says it is the responsibilty of the police. The fact is that the only time the police or local councils threaten to invoke FPNs is when a pedestrian is killed or maimed. Anybody who doubts that should try typing Pavement Cyclists. killled, etc. in a search engine The Law? seem to otherwise wish to hide the fact that the FPNs were introduced so the only real innocents in this respect are pedestrians. Too dangerous on the roads? Nobody forces them to ride a bi, do they?