UK cyclist’s advance stop box case could affect Irish cyclists

Advance stop blocked by buses stopped at a red light
Advance stop blocked by buses stopped at a red light

Given that Irish judges take UK case law into account and that on-the-spot fines are due for Irish cyclists, the result of this case could have an impact in Ireland:



A 27-year-old rider who was issued a fixed-penalty notice for stopping in front of an advanced stop box occupied by a car is appealing the fine after donors kicked in over £2000 to help with his legal fees. Alex Paxton was issued the notice for allegedly jumping a red light last month. He had positioned himself ahead of an advanced stop box blocked by a motorist at the junction of Fulham High Street and New King’s Road in London. Read the full story at

Cian Ginty
I am editor of and have reported on and commented on cycling in Ireland for over a decade. My background is in journalism -- I have a BA in Journalism from DCU and HDip in Print Journalism from BCFE. I wrote about cycling for national newspapers, and then started for overflow stories. Later the website was re-branded to reflect a more national focus.

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