Nearly 1700 on the spot fines have been given out to cyclists, according to new garda figures. They show that breaking a red light is the most common offence.
Cyclists can be issued with on the spot fines of 40 euro for any one of 7 offences including cycling in a pedestrian area, cycling without reasonable consideration and failing to have lights.
On the spot fines for cyclists were introduced at the end of July 2015 and in the 2 years since their introduction 1660 have been issued.
843 were for breaking a red light which is the most common offence. So far this year 441 fines have been issued.
Road safety figures show that ten cyclists have been killed in crashes so far this year - that's the same as the total number of cyclists who died in collisions in 2016.