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taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: October 26th, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I Agree With This Post.

I think legally those ten years old and under are allowed to cycle on the pavement. But I see obviously middle-aged idiots doing it all the flipping time.
hairyears From: hairyears Date: October 26th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)


No, they're not. The Police choose not to act against children playing in front of their own house, on their own street, on their scooters and skateboards and bicycles.

That's all. I think there's something in the law that allows toddlers to trundle along on a tricycle, supervised by (or even tethered to) an adult but I wouldn't bet on it - it's about the Police and the CSO's showing discretion and choosing when to act on obvious hazards and irresponsible behaviour: they would definitely ask the parents to carry the trike and walk (or carry) the toddler in the crowds on Oxford Street on a Saturday.



arnhem From: arnhem Date: October 26th, 2007 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
There's no specific exemption for those under the age of ten, but as they're under the age of criminal responsibility, they cannot be charged with any criminal offence.

So there's less of the "choosing not to act" than you imply, I think ...
julietk From: julietk Date: October 26th, 2007 02:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not So. It's illegal under any circs. But in practice yes, it's acceptable.
taimatsu From: taimatsu Date: October 26th, 2007 03:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gosh, I wonder where I got that idea from, then? I don't think I'd have hung onto it unless it were from somewhere at least reasonably reputable. Hmm.
addedentry From: addedentry Date: October 26th, 2007 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
See arnhem's note just above:

There's no specific exemption for those under the age of ten, but as they're under the age of criminal responsibility, they cannot be charged with any criminal offence.

- although bikeforall.net says that the fixed penalty notice can't be given to anyone under 16.
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