Police will be speaking to cyclists this month as part of a drive to
help them stay safe on Lancashire’s roads.
Road policing officers will be giving advice on appropriate safety
clothing and how to cycle safely.
Officers will also take action against any cyclists committing
offences such as running red lights, not having lights fitted, cycling
on footpaths and using mobile phones when riding their bike.
Chief Insp Debbie Howard from the Road Policing Unit said: “We police
the roads of Lancashire day-in, day-out but this activity is about
raising awareness of the need for motorists to look out for cyclists
as well the need for cyclists to ride safely at all times.
“Despite falling trends, the proportion of casualties which cyclists
account for is an increasing one. They can leave themselves vulnerable
when riding on our roads and this action is about making the roads as
safe as possible for everyone.”
Pedal cyclists accounted for seven per cent of all casualties and ten
per cent of those killed and seriously injured in Lancashire in 2012.