Clonmel Fine Gael Cllr Joe Leahy has welcomed the recent announcement that cyclists will face on-the-spot fines next year.
While recognising that the majority of cyclists are responsible and safe road users, Cllr Leahy said he was pleased that such offences as cycling on a footpath or pedestrianised street or going through a red light will now be likely targets and could result in the issue of a fixed charge notice.
He hopes that the move will act as a deterrent to irresponsible cyclists.
â€œThis announcement will promote safe cycling practices and make the streets and footpaths safer for everyone,â€ he said. â€œIt will also free up Court and Garda time as cyclists will have the option of paying a fixed-charge penalty within 56 days instead of having to face prosecution in Court.â€