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Cyclists jump red lights

16 May 2012

More than half of cyclists (57%) admit to having jumped a red light, with many doing so because they believe it is safer to get ahead of other traffic, according to RoadSafe's Partner, the IAM’s latest poll.

54% of the 1,600 people polled said they believe that cyclists should adhere to the Highway Code at junctions, and 43% of cyclists said they would be less likely to jump red lights if advanced stop lines were more strongly enforced.

The poll also reveals that poor road layout and junctions are a big concern for almost half (48%) of the cyclists questioned. 73% admitted to riding on the pavement, citing reasons including incomplete cycle paths, or avoiding a busy section of road or a junction.

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