Police crackdown on bikes with no lights

PUBLISHED: 12:15 28 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 June 2010

POLICE in Exmouth are cracking down on cyclists who ride their bicycles with no lights during hours of darkness.

POLICE in Exmouth are cracking down on cyclists who ride their bicycles with no lights during hours of darkness.

Police are running an initiative, starting this week, to reduce the numbers of riders committing the offence and educating them the importance of having lights on their bicycles.

As well as committing a road traffic offence, such activity also raises the risk of injury to the rider or other road users.

Neighbourhood team leader Sergeant Nick Southern of Exmouth Police said: "We are working alongside local businesses and the Community college to safeguard and educate those persons under the age of 17 committing a like offence."

Those found without lights will be stopped and informed they are committing an offence, the bicycle will be seized and the person taken home and returned once lights has been obtained.

Exmouth cycle hire are offering frog led lights for £7.50 each with 10 per cent off if front and rear bought together.

Knobblies have smart halogen light set front and rear for £15 with 10 per cent off as well.

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