So much for red! Cyclists slammed for turning a 'blind eye to the law'

So much for red! Reckless London cyclists are slammed for turning a ‘blind eye to the law’ as more than dozen are filmed jumping light in dashcam footage

  • Riders zoomed past cars without any regard for safety in Tower Hamlets, London
  • A dashcam caught 16 cyclists riding recklessly without waiting for green lights
  • The clip shows a designated waiting box for cyclists only occupied by two riders

Cyclists have been slammed for jumping red lights as irritated drivers waited in their cars.

Riders zoomed past pedestrians and cars without any regard for their safety in Tower Hamlets, London, last Wednesday.

A dashboard camera caught 16 cyclists – including delivery riders with one wearing Deliveroo gear – riding recklessly without waiting for green lights.

The clip shows the designated waiting box for cyclists only occupied by two riders as others pedal past.

They were blasted online for allegedly breaking that law that motorists are often blamed for.

Riders zoomed past pedestrians and cars without any regard for their safety in Tower Hamlets, London, last Wednesday

Muzzy Ali said: ‘I see this everyday so not very surprised. This morning one didn’t give way and nearly collided with a mum and child on a school run.’

David Lawes said: ‘I challenge anyone to justify why we should just turn a blind eye to this kind of lethal law breaking.’

Another said: ‘These planks have total disrespect for the law.’ A third added: ‘Are tfl going to investigate the rocketing rise in cyclists on pedestrian collisions in London?’

A dashboard camera caught 16 cyclists – including delivery riders with one wearing Deliveroo gear – riding recklessly without waiting for green lights

Cyclists caught jumping a red light by the police risk a £30 fixed penalty fine. Approximately 7.5million people cycle in England for leisure, health or work.

Last year, police enforcement of cyclists jumping the red light or cycling on the pavement had a 43.8 per cent drop.

In contrast, motorists saw an 18 per cent increase in fixed penalty fines in the same period.

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