7 ways Irish cyclists can be fined for breaking new rules on our roads
The love hate relationship between cyclists and motorists is almost as notorious as Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo.
Which is why this news is a long time coming and a delightful read for drivers.
It's time for cyclists to start paying more attention with seven new rules being introduced to monitor their use of the road and ensure safer streets for both motorists and cyclists.
The new laws will come into effect on July 31 and will come at a price. A €40 fine will be implemented for anyone who breaks the new rules which will rise to a €60 fine after 26 days.
If the €60 fine remains outstanding after 56 days, it's up to the courts to deal with the situation and be warned it could lead to fines of up to €2,000.
A hefty price for a simple cycling misdemeanor.
13 bike users were killed last year on our roads and three more were killed so far in 2015.
The seven new rules are:
1. Driving a pedal cycle without reasonable consideration.
2. No front lamp or rear lamp lit during lighting-up hours.
3. Cyclist proceeding into a pedestrianised street or area.
4. Proceeding past traffic lights when red is illuminated.
5. Proceeding past cycle traffic lights when red lamp is lit.
6. Cyclist failing to stop for a School Warden sign.
7. Proceeding beyond a stop line, barrier or half barrier at a railway level crossing, swing bridge or lifting bridge, when the red lamps are flashing.
Hat-tip to the Irish Sun