Cycle Offences

We have always received a steady flow of complaints about cyclists with no lights, on pavements, ignoring road signs etc. Recently our public have been quite clear at the North Area Meeting and other forums, that they feel this is a policing priority. I must say, that this is supported by statistics from Road Safety. To this end, I’m sitting at my desk, looking at a pile of 20 issued fixed penalty tickets. My colleagues in the Special Constabulary, spent one evening, in the Arbury Rd. area, issuing these. It is sad to note that most of the receipients of these fines are not criminals, however, over the years, there have been ample warnings given, in the local press and from well-meaning officers. I have just handed out another 4 books of tickets!!! If you have no lights or don’t think traffic lights apply to you – think again! For the majority of you who live in fear of the unlit bike, hammering along the pavement or causing danger on the roads, be reassured that the police do take it seriously and whilst we can’t pull over or flag down every offender, 20 tickets, in one night, tell a story.

Bonfire night – please enjoy and be careful. Know where your children are and please report any misuse or suspected misuse of fireworks.

Best wishes, PS Wragg

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