What is the aim of Sustrans?

What is the aim of Sustrans?

Our vision is a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone. Our mission is to make it easier for people to walk and cycle.

Do cyclists pay road tax?

Road tax doesn’t exist, so nobody pays it. Roads are actually maintained through local and general taxation. So, cyclists paying these taxes are paying towards roads. ‘Road tax’, as many still mistakenly refer to it, was abolished in 1937 and replaced with Vehicle Excise Duty Tax (VED).

Can you get points for cycling drunk?

You wouldn’t, however, get any points on your driving license should you have one, as it isn’t a driving offence. Cycling under the influence of alcohol is never a good idea. It affects reaction times, causes inhibitions to disappear and can render you incapable of controlling a bicycle.

Can you get prosecuted for speeding on a bicycle?

The Highway Code and the Road Traffic Act speeding limits apply only to motor vehicles and their drivers. However, it is possible for local authorities to impose speed limits on cyclists but this is rarely done. The local council would have to state specifically the limit and the penalty for breaching that limit.

Can a cyclist claim against a driver?

In the most simple terms, a cyclist can claim against a motorist when an accident was the latter’s fault.

Do cyclists have right of way at roundabouts?

Under the updated rule, drivers are now told to give priority to cyclists on roundabouts and not cut across their path. Rule 186 states: “Give them plenty of room and do not attempt to overtake them within their lane. Allow them to move across your path as they travel around the roundabout.

Can cyclists occupy one lane?

Under the present Road Traffic Act, on-road cyclists must only ride in a single file while on single-lane roads in order to not obstruct motor vehicles.

Do cyclist have to obey speed limit?

So, while technically cyclists are not legally obliged to adhere to speed limits, in practice it is obviously the sensible and safer option – although of course the prospect of most cyclists ever reaching, let alone breaking the speed limit, is unlikely.

Do horses have to give way to cyclists?

It’s important that cyclists give way to horse riders on bridleways. The Countryside Act 1968 gives cyclists the right to use bridleways, but states that they must give way to horse riders and walkers.