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Transport for London to fine motorists who drive in cycle lanes

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Motorists caught crossing the white lines of mandatory cycle lanes and tracks will be fined from Monday, Transport for London has announced.Under expanded enforcement powers, TfL and all London boroughs can begin issuing fines from 27 June using existing CCTV cameras, the operator said in a statement.The changes are an attempt to improve safety for cyclists.

More than half of people in the capital choose not to cycle because of concerns over road traffic, the statement said. The new enforcement power is part of TfL’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminating death and serious injury on London’s roads.Most cars are already banned from driving within or crossing the white lines of cycle lanes, a prohibition previously enforced only by the police.

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