Cyclists should have to pay road tax and insurance like everyone else.
Give them a number plate, so they can tracked when they cause accidents.
Force them to be insured so they can pay if they cause the injury and death of others through their poor cycling
Catch them on camera and issue fines if they run red lights or cycle on the pavement
Too many times we have elderly people and children injured by cyclists hurtling along pavements
The same should apply to mobility vehicles – they need number plates and should be taxed and insured. My wife was injured in a shop by being run into with one by an elderly person who used it as a battering ram. Who will enforce the law against speeding at over 3mph by mobility vehicles on the pavement if they are not taxed and registered? It is impossible without knowing who the driver is, and their address.
Why is this idea important?
Many cyclists have little respect for the highway code.
They see it as a right to run red lights and cycle dangerously fast on narrow pavements.
There will never be enforcement of the law against cyclists unless cyclists are insured bikes are registered and taxed.
I am in favour of cycling, but only responsible safe cycling by cyclists who respect pedestrians and other road users.
This is becoming increasingly important as there are now electric bikes which can move at 25mph, and this speed limit may be relaxed in future.
There will be so many people using bicycles, mobility vehicles and novel electric vehicles in the future that this area needs proper regulation quickly