Police launch new campaign to tackle cycle offences in Lowestoft
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2011
Officers in Lowestoft have started a four-week campaign to tackle cycle offences and to raise awareness of bike safety and security.
The campaign, which started last Monday, January 11 and will run through until February, sees officers – PCs and PCSOs – actively stopping people riding pedal bikes without lights.
Police will then deal with each person by way of advice or fixed penalty notice for repeat offenders as applicable – or, in the case of children, a letter to parents.
Sgt Jonathon Loud, of the Lowestoft South Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: 'The aim is to get people to use cycle lights. Without them you put yourself and other road users at risk, as you will not be seen as the dark evenings continue. If you're riding your bike you need to have lights and ideally some fluorescent clothing to ensure you can be seen by drivers and we will be highlighting this to cyclists throughout the campaign.
'We will be interacting with young people during the campaign to promote road safety and to give further advice and information about how cyclists can be safe on our roads.'