Around 100 people per month have received on-the-spot fines for breaking road traffic offences while cycling a bicycle or rickshaw in just under the first six months of the new system.
The minister for justice confirmed the breakdown of on-the-spot fines — officially called fixed charge notices — for between July 31, 2015 and January 22, 2016:
|Offences||Number of FCNs issued (since 31 July, 2015)|
|A cyclist riding a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration||70|
|No front lamp or rear lamp light lit up during lighting-up hours||125|
|A cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign||0|
|Cycling in pedestrianised street or area||35|
|A cyclist proceeding past traffic lights when the red lamp is illuminated||330|
|A cyclist proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp is lit||16|
|A cyclist going past a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing||1|
The information was released in response to a parliamentary question from Robert Dowds (Dublin Mid West, Labour. Dail record quoted via kildarestreet.com.