Warning letters sent in cycle campaign

MORE than 120 warning letters have been sent out and 39 sets of lights given away as part of a six-week cycle safety campaign in Felixstowe.The campaign aimed to highlight the dangers of riding cycles without lights with police sending letters to parents of young people who were found riding in the dark without them.

MORE than 120 warning letters have been sent out and 39 sets of lights given away as part of a six-week cycle safety campaign in Felixstowe.

The campaign aimed to highlight the dangers of riding cycles without lights with police sending letters to parents of young people who were found riding in the dark without them.

Sets of cycle lights - kindly provided by Felixstowe Youth Forum, who used money from the High Sheriff's Award to support the project - were also given away during the campaign.

Sgt Jim Gooding said the initiative had been designed to raise awareness of the potential dangers of cycling without lights.

He said: “If you ride your bike during the hours of darkness without lights motorists can't see you and you run a greater risk of being involved in a collision.

“We hope this campaign has contributed to our efforts to reduce road deaths and road casualties.

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“The initiative has also provided an opportunity for us to continue to engage the community and work with our partners on promoting this safety message. I would like to thank Felixstowe Youth Forum for their support in providing the lights and hope all those who received a letter will use their lights in the future.”

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