These figures represent only a tiny fraction of offences which have been committed by both road user groups. What they reveal is that the Metropolitan Police is increasing enforcement against cyclists, while reducing it for motorists, dramatically so for the period April 2009 – March 2010.
This is bad policing because it targets offenders who are not implicated in extreme violence, while reducing enforcement against a user group who are.
How many penalties have been issued against cyclists for running red lights?
1/4/2007 - 31/3/2008 536
1/4/2008 - 31/3/2009 1085
1/4/2009 - 31/3/2010 1872
How many penalties have been issued to motorists for running red lights?
4. 1/4/2007 - 31/3/2008 89, 833
1/4/2008 - 31/3/2009 89,495
1/4/2009 - 31/3/2010 79,851