Hellesdon High School pupils receive cycle safety equipment from police

PC Andy Hudson, left and PC Andy Mason, far right, with pupils at Hellesdon High School. Photo: Poli

PC Andy Hudson, left and PC Andy Mason, far right, with pupils at Hellesdon High School. Photo: Police - Credit: Archant

School pupils have been given lights and high-visibility reflectors to keep them safe while cycling this month.

Police visited Hellesdon High School on Monday, December 18, to distribute the items, which were provided by Broadland District Council.

PC Andy Mason, Broadland engagement officer, said: 'Over the last five years, to the end of September 2017, there have been 144 collisions in which a pedal cyclist has been injured recorded in Broadland.

'Of these collisions, 32 were recorded in dark conditions, representing approximately 22 percent of collisions. Anything we can do therefore to reduce this number is incredibly important.

'The pupils were obviously delighted to receive the equipment and took on board the safety element.'


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Pupils were given cycle lights, reflective high visibility body straps and snap on reflective wrist and leg bands.

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