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  • citydreams
    Ghulam Murtza, 26, was stopped by police while cycling through Burton, Staffordshire and issued with a fixed penalty notice for carrying more than one person
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 1, 2011
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      Ghulam Murtza, 26, was stopped by police while cycling through Burton,
      Staffordshire and issued with a fixed penalty notice for carrying more than
      one person on the bike.

      Incensed by the penalty, he ripped the notice up and was also charged with
      littering.

      Murtza was prosecuted for committing an offence under section 24 of the 1988
      Road Traffic Act, under which it is illegal to carry a passenger on a bike
      unless it has been designed for or adapted to do so.

      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8733192/Parent-fined-for-carrying-child-on-bike.html


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    • Mark PHC
      Presumably CTC will see this and use the Cyclists Defence Fund to pay this guy s fine. I have no idea if you can appeal a decision when you pleaded guilty but
      Message 2 of 2 , Sep 1, 2011
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        Presumably CTC will see this and use the Cyclists Defence Fund to pay this
        guy's fine. I have no idea if you can appeal a decision when you pleaded
        guilty but clearly this prosecution should have been thrown out. Perhaps the
        guy now regrets not being a member of a cycling organisation such as CTC or
        LCC who could have used their specialist partner lawyers to sort this out.

        Personally, I'd like to see the police face disciplinary action if they are
        found to have unnecessarily harassed a cyclist such as this or telling you
        not to ride 'in the middle of the road' (I've had that one!) or stopping an
        old lady riding on the pavement (against Home Office advice) or just simply
        getting their facts confused. That might make them think twice before they
        bother another cyclist with their petty anti-cycling bigotry.

        There's a massive problem near my house with cars driving on the pavement
        where a road narrows. The police refuse point blank to prosecute the
        motorists, telling me that it is 'too emotive'. On the other hand, they
        decided to have a public crackdown on pavement cyclists even though I've
        never seen anyone riding on the pavement in that area. This is exactly the
        sort of attitude that needs to be stamped out before we can advance the
        cause of cycling.

        Mark




        On 1 September 2011 09:49, citydreams <citydreams@...> wrote:

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        > Ghulam Murtza, 26, was stopped by police while cycling through Burton,
        > Staffordshire and issued with a fixed penalty notice for carrying more than
        > one person on the bike.
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        > Incensed by the penalty, he ripped the notice up and was also charged with
        > littering.
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        > Murtza was prosecuted for committing an offence under section 24 of the
        > 1988 Road Traffic Act, under which it is illegal to carry a passenger on a
        > bike unless it has been designed for or adapted to do so.
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        > http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/8733192/Parent-fined-for-carrying-child-on-bike.html
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