Fewer cyclists hurt in accidents but more caught breaking rules

The police said they issued 1,555 summonses for cycling offences in 2018, compared with 1,476 in 2017 and 1,335 in 2016.
The police said they issued 1,555 summonses for cycling offences in 2018, compared with 1,476 in 2017 and 1,335 in 2016.ST PHOTO: STEPHANIE YEOW

On average, four cyclists a day were caught flouting traffic rules in 2018

First, the good news. The number of road accidents involving bicycles that resulted in injury or death saw a double-digit drop last year.

The not-so-good news is that more cyclists have been caught flouting traffic rules, such as when they run a red light or ride on expressways.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 13, 2019, with the headline 'Fewer cyclists hurt in accidents but more caught breaking rules'. Print Edition | Subscribe