Fears cyclists will be reluctant to report dangerous driving

Call for online portal where dangerous driving incidents can be uploaded after one cycling campaigner’s own footage was used to fine him

1st March, 2021
Fears cyclists will be reluctant to report dangerous driving
A motorist can face a fixed charge penalty of €120 and three penalty points if they dangerously overtake a cyclist. Picture: Rollingnews.ie

There are concerns among cycling campaigners that there will be a chilling effect on reports of dangerous drivers to the Gardaí, because of a recent incident in Cork where a cyclist’s own footage was used to fine him for dangerous cycling.

The cyclist in question often tweets videos from his @righttobikeit account of his daily commute in county Cork and regularly submits video footage of potential infractions by motor vehicles to the...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Currency

What's Included

With any subscription you will have access to

  • 971569B3-2C5E-4C45-B798-CEADE16987A8

    Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps

  • 099C8662-C57C-42F2-9426-F2F90DF17C8F

    Unlimited access to our eReader library

  • 198AE43B-B9CF-4892-8769-D63C2104BA08

    Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week

  • D8F37B78-25E4-4E4A-A376-4F5789B1564A

    Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you

  • B15F2521-37CD-4E02-B898-730A20D39F7F

    Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences

  • A564FE02-1AB8-4579-AF9D-BA32A2E5ACA7

    Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine

Share this post

Related Stories

John Walsh: Going electric comes with potential pitfalls as well as benefits

Transport John Walsh 1 week ago

Council to use numberplate recognition amid concern over trucks taking toll-free detour

New laws on self-driving cars to allow testing on Irish roads

Transport Daniel Murray 4 weeks ago

Elaine Byrne: Taking shortcuts is not the way to win support for a cycling culture

Transport Elaine Byrne 1 month ago