Petition Require cyclists display registration, pay road tax and have insurance
Introduce laws whereby:
1) bicycles have to be identifiable in order for enforcement to be able to take place where they are breaking traffic laws.
2) bicycles are subject to a road tax charge
3) bicycles have to be insured to utilise the public highway
Bicycles/cyclists have been given greater priority in recent changes to the Highway Code. With greater power comes greater responsibility. Currently there is no way to identify cyclists who flout highway laws and act in an inconsiderate or dangerous manner. Cyclists should also have to contribute towards the cost of the public roads through a road tax charge. Cyclists sometimes cause accidents and therefore should have adequate insurance in order to indemnify themselves and protect others.
At 10,000 signatures...
At 10,000 signatures, government will respond to this petition
At 100,000 signatures...
At 100,000 signatures, this petition will be considered for debate in Parliament