'Oblivious' Edinburgh delivery cyclist issued fine after breaking one major rule

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Police stopped the cyclist on the spot -Credit:Police Scotland

A delivery cyclist was stopped by Road Police Scotland in Edinburgh after breaking on major rule.

The cyclist was seen going through a red light completely unaware of the pedestrians crossing in Abbeyhill.

In a post on X, Road Policing Scotland explained that the cyclist had been issued with a "conditional offer" for cycling through a red light.

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On X, the post reads: "Edinburgh Road Policing observed a delivery cyclist on Abbeyhill in Edinburgh cycle straight through a red light oblivious to the pedestrians trying to cross. He was issued with a conditional offer for the offence. #Fatal5 #EnforceCycleLegislation"

There are five main causes of serious injuries and deaths on the region’s roads. They are known as the ‘Fatal 5', with number one stating 'careless driving' as one cause.

The Highway Code states in Rule 71: "At traffic light junctions and at cycle-only crossings with traffic lights, you MUST NOT cross the stop line when the traffic lights are red."

"Some junctions have an advanced stop line to enable you to position yourself ahead of other traffic and wait (see Rule 178 ). When the traffic lights are red, you may cross the first stop line, but you MUST NOT cross the final stop line."

Cyclists can be slapped with an on-the-spot fine for going through a red light if caught in the act.

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