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Cycle safety day proves popular at Police Station

A cycle safety day held at Driffield Police Station has been hailed as a great success by the town’s Community Policing Team.

Over 20 families attended the event, where officers stressed the importance of making sure you can be seen when riding your bike during the dark winter months.
Officers handed out bike lights and hi-visibility accessories, whilst a mechanic from Bell’s Cycles was on hand to make minor adjustments and give advice.

PCSO Claire Watson, from the Community Policing Team, said it was a worthwhile event: “We had 21 families in attendance during the day and they all had a minimum of two bikes per family, with some having up to four. “It was a busy day overall.

“Depending on the funding, it’s definitely something we would like to do again next year.”

The Driffield Community Policing Team would like to thank Bell’s Cycles for attending the day as well as Broach Hill Garage Ltd, Richardson Ford, Horsley and Dawson, Driffield Boxing and Fitness Club and Beverley Car and Cycles Ltd for sponsoring the event.

The families who attended were also told about some of the new legalities of cycling which are:
It is illegal to cycle on a public road after dark without lights or reflectors
Bikes ridden at night require front lights and rear lights, flashing or steady.
At night, a bicycle must be fitted with a red rear reflector (and amber pedal reflectors if manufactured after 01/10/85).
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, visit 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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