Police promote cycle safety

Cyclists in the Cayman Islands should soon be riding a lot safer thanks to an RCIPS-led initiative designed to equip peddlers with lights for their bikes.

Between 6pm and 7.30pm on Thursday, Neighbourhood Policing Officer Ondine Bult will be distributing 100 sets of lights to riders who attend the Comfort Suits car park on West Bay Road with their bicycle.

The scheme aims to promote cycle safety and help riders stay safe, said an RCIPS press release.

‘Many people are concerned that cyclists are riding dangerously in the dark as their bikes are not equipped with the necessary lights that ensure other vehicles can see them,’ said PC Bult. ‘Those that attend with their cycles will be given a set of free lights and batteries, some information on how to stay safe when cycling and also a Crimestoppers T-Shirt. Cyclists will also be warned that tickets will be issued for non-use of lights on bicycles after this date.’

Following this event, 20 sets of lights will be held at the Traffic Management Department in Agnes Way for distribution on a first come first serve basis but people must attend with their cycles.

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