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Watch Derbyshire cyclist go through red light before being fined

A red-faced cyclist has been fined after riding through a red light in front of a marked police car.

Officers from the Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit were on patrol in Darley Dale, near Matlock,in the Derbyshire Peak District, when the cyclist decided the red light at a pedestrian crossing wasn’t for him.

To make up for his lapse of judgement, officers, who were travelling in the opposite direction, turned around and stopped him.

They then proceeded to educate him about the risks cycling through red lights poses and fined him, putting a blot on his Thursday afternoon, February 3.

Cyclists who jump red lights can be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice of £30, while motorists can be fined up to £1,000 and be given six penalty points.

A spokesperson for Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit said cyclists, like other road users, had to follow the rules of the road.

They said: “Cyclists must stop for red traffic lights like other vehicles. This is so that pedestrians can cross safely.

“This pedal cyclist was spotted in Darley Dale riding at speed through a red light at a pedestrian crossing.

“He was stopped and issued a ticket.”

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