Police fail to catch drivers blocking cycle boxes

Picture: Callum Bennetts
Picture: Callum Bennetts
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POLICE have admitted no drivers have been fined for blocking boxes designed for cyclists at traffic lights despite a crackdown on the offence.

Police Scotland announced a two-week campaign last November to target drivers in the Capital who stopped within the advanced stop lines (ASLs), an offence which can lead to a £100 fine and three penalty points on their licences.

However, the force has now revealed, under freedom of information, that police in Edinburgh did not issue any fines or penalty points for invading cyclist space as part of the crackdown or since.

Cyclists reacted angrily to the revelation, saying that the “safe zones” should be enforced for cyclist and pedestrian safety.

Dave du Feu, of Spokes, said: “Motorists who deliberately block ASLs are endangering other road users.”