Cyclists Laws Require Registration
Unconfirmed reports, writes Loof Prila, are that Lord Raleigh the Minister for Cycling may announce shortly new laws to introduce a registration system for all cyclists in the UK with an age limit starting from 10 years of age upwards, following lengthy research with Police, Local Councils and various Cycling Organisations.
The new laws will require cyclists to carry insurance and wear a Florescent Sash displaying the cyclists registration number on the front and back of an approved Sash. A Department for Cyclists will be set up at the DVLA and cyclists will pay an unconfirmed initial registration fee believed to be set at £45 per annum for each cycle registered by a user, with an annual cycle safety test to be carried out for a sum of £25.00 at approved MOT Test Centres, in addition to a cycling proficiency test to be carried out at the same time as the safety test, it is rumoured.
The new laws are thought to come into force on the 1st April.