Police to crack down on cyclists without lights

Police across the UK will be hitting cyclists riding without lights harder in the next few months as a bid to crack down on cycling accidents.

Police across the UK will be hitting cyclists riding without lights harder in the next few months as a bid to crack down on cycling accidents.

Officers from Bournemouth have already confirmed that they will be issuing £30 fines, which will be canceled if the offenders buy lights within 7 days. 

PC Rob Hammond from Bournemouth Police said: “The clocks go back at the end of October and this makes it darker in the evening.

“Many cyclists are unaware of the danger they present by not making themselves visible.

“Now is the time to make yourself as safe as you can be.”

Police say they hope the fines with encourage more cyclists to improve their visibility

PC Hammond also added: “Cyclists can change how they look to motorists relatively simply and cheaply – after all, how much is your life worth?”