The decision by the mayor to start introducing penalties for motorists who stop inside bike boxes at junctions is good news for us cyclists. However one angry motorist I heard on LBC this morning was saying many cyclists don't stop inside the boxes but continue further on past the stop line. I do this myself depending on the actual layout of the junction and sometimes you can get an extra ten yards ahead of the bike box and still stop in a safe position and are then ready to take off when the lights change with a great gap between you and other traffic.
Anyway I was wondering what the legal position is and the stance of LCC because I am getting the impression that other motorists might start to become sticklers for the rules now they are facing fines and points on their licence. I must admit 3 points on a licence for stopping in a bike box does seem a bit severe, we don't want to put people out of business. Why not 2 points?