Be Bright… Be Seen! Cycle Safety Day

On Saturday 24th October, The Driffield Community Policing Team and Casualty Reduction Officer, PC Simon Carlisle are holding a Cycle Safety Day at Driffield Police Station from 10am to 2pm.

With the clocks going back on Sunday 25 October and it already getting dark in the mornings and early evenings, it’s more important than ever to make sure you can be seen when you are riding your bike.

Officers will be handing out bike lights and hi-visibility accessories, which are limited, and under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

A mechanic from Bells Cycles will also be there to help with minor adjustments and advice and there will also be a free prize draw for all those who attend.

Anyone who brings a bike along will be able to register it on the Immobilise property marking system, which has benefits such as swifter recovery of lost items and simpler insurance claims, as well as receiving basic bike safety.

The Driffield Community Policing Team would like to give thanks to Broach Hill Garage Ltd, Richardson Ford Garage, Horsley and Dawson, Driffield Boxing and Fitness Club and Beverley Car and Cycles Ltd for sponsoring the event.

Below are some new legalities of cycling :-

  • It is illegal to cycle on a public road after dark without lights and reflectors.
  • Bikes ridden at night require front and rear lights, flashing or steady.
  • At night a bicycle must also be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors, if manufactured after 1/10/85).
  • According to the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations (RVLR) 1989 (amended in 2009), all bicycle pedals must be fitted with reflectors (two on each pedal) although fitting such reflectors is almost impossible with many ‘clipless’ pedals.
  • Humberside Police will enforce the law for the safety of all road users, and riding without bike lights could result in a £30 fine.For more information and further advice please see the following websites:-

    www.ctc.org.uk/cyclists-library/regulations/lighting-regulations
    www.saferroadshumber.com/cycling/
    www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82
    www.gov.uk/government/publications/pedal-cycles-lighting

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