careless and inconsiderate cycling

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The offence of riding bicycles, tricycles, and cycles having four or more wheels on a road or other public place without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users. This offence, defined by s 29 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991), is a summary offence for which the maximum penalty is a fine at level 3 on the standard scale. The test as to whether a defendant is guilty of careless cycling is an objective one: what the prosecution have to prove is that the defendant has departed from the standard of a reasonable, prudent, and competent rider in all the circumstances of the case. See also dangerous cycling; stopping and reporting.

Subjects: Law.

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