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The offence, contrary to s 28 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, of riding a cycle dangerously on a road. It would seem that dangerous cycling should be interpreted in the same manner as dangerous driving; i.e. in such a way as to fall far below the standard that would be expected of a competent and careful cyclist, or in a manner that would be considered obviously dangerous by a competent and careful cyclist. This offence is defined by the Road Traffic Act 1991 and has replaced the old offence of reckless driving (defined in the Road Traffic Act 1988). The maximum penalty is a fine at level 4 on the standard scale. See also careless and inconsiderate cycling; stopping and reporting.

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