Teenagers reported for careless cycling after going wrong way down bus lane and doing ‘wheelies’ in Great Yarmouth

The bus lane near Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Google Street View

The bus lane near Market Gates Shopping Centre in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Google Street View - Credit: Archant

Two teenagers were reported for careless cycling in Great Yarmouth.

Two males, aged 16 and 17, were reported to the police following an incident near the McDonald's restaurant in Regent Road.

They were alledgedly cycling the wrong way down the bus lane, doing 'wheelies' and play fighting.

Under the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended by the Road Traffic Act 1991) it is an offence to ride recklessly on a road or in a dangerous, careless or inconsiderate manner.

A person is guilty of such an offence if a person cycles on a road without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users.


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According to the Cycle Law website this offence is appropriate when a cyclist does not act so recklessly as to satisfy the required criteria for dangerous cycling as outlined above. The maximum penalty for careless cycling is £1,000 although it is rarely issued.

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