Visibility in context

As Easy As Riding A Bike

The winter is of course the period of the year when people riding bikes get urged to ‘lighten up’ and to make themselves visible. It is easy to lose count of the number of articles and police campaigns on the subject – the latest in a long line in recent months is this from Oakham Police, covered by the Rutland Times.

Police are advising cyclists to be seen and be safe while riding at night.

During January and February officers in Oakham will target cyclists who ride their bikes without lights at night.

PCSO 6017 Martin Clarke said: “We have received a number of complaints about cyclists riding at night without any lights.

“This is not only illegal, but presents a danger to other road users as well as the cyclist themselves.”

During the campaign police will stop any cyclists not wearing safety equipment and reminding them to use…

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