Case dropped for Fixed Penalty Notice cyclist Alex Paxton

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The story of Alex Paxton - the cyclist who was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice after stopping ahead of a cyclists' advanced stop box because a car was in the box - reached a satisfactory conclusion this week with the Crown Prosecution Service deciding to discontinue proceedings against him.

Mr Paxton was issued the FPN by a police officer on Fulham High Street in London this August because he had technically contravened a traffic signal (he failed to stop in front of a red light). However, because of presence of a car in the cyclists' box, he felt it was safer to take a position further forward. With subsequent advice from the Cyclists' Defence Fund (CDF), Mr Paxton chose to challenge the FPN.

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