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City of London Police report cyclist who went through 3 red lights because he was "LATE FOR WORK"

Image credit : Twitter @CityPoliceCops

A cyclist has been reported after officers from City of London Police witnessed him cycle straight through 3 sets of red lights.

When the rider was stopped, his excuse for contravening the red lights was that he was late for work.

This excuse was never going to be accepted by the officers, who went on to report the road user.

In a tweet posted on the City of London Police official Twitter account @CityPoliceCops, a spokesperson said: "This was the third of three red lights that this cyclist contravened because he was late for work.

"Not a good idea through a busy junction at rush I! He was reported for the offences."

The usual penalty for failing to stop at a red light for a motorist is a fine of £100 and an endorsement of three penalty points on the driver's licence.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988, all road users, including cyclists, must not cross the stop line when the traffic lights are red, so this particular rider could be looking at a fine of up to £300 and 9 penalty points issued on his driver's licence if he has one and the three offences are treated independently.


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