Transport for London (TfL) will begin issuing fines to vehicles that drive within, or cross, the white lines of cycle lanes.
The Government has introduced new powers allowing TfL and London boroughs to fine motorists who infringe on cycle lanes and cycle tracks in the same way that they currently do for bus lanes and yellow box junctions.
These powers were introduced at the same time as wider national changes, giving local authorities in England outside of London the powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions.
Initially, TfL will use existing CCTV cameras to enforce contraventions in cycle lanes and cycle tracks at key locations across its road network.
TfL said the new enforcement powers will help protect designated space for cyclists and make the capital’s roads more attractive for Londoners to cycle on.
Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Making London’s streets safer is our top priority.
“These new enforcement powers will deter motorists from infringing on crucial space specifically designated to keep cyclists safe and will help improve cyclist’s confidence when getting around the capital.”
Pictured top: TfL to begin using new enforcement powers to improve cycle safety on its roads (Picture: TfL)
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