Cyclist Arrested for Riding Without Lights

A cyclist from Kingston has been arrested after riding down a busy road without lights. 

 A cyclist from Kingston has been arrested after riding down a busy road without lights. 

The bike rider made a journey along the A3 in complete darkness last week and was swiftly pulled over by police officers. 

The officers were staggered that the man had managed to avoid a bicycle accident. 

“To cycle down a busy three-lane dual carriageway without lights not only contravenes the Road Traffic Act but, more crucially, makes the cyclist vulnerable to accident and to causing a major accident in which others could then become involved.”

Local cycling campaigners also commented on the riders actions: “Cycling without lights in the dark is a bad idea. “I would avoid the A3 myself. It is perfectly legal but I would prefer to use the adjacent cycle lanes and service routes.”

The police arrested and charged the man.

He is set to appear in court on the 20th March.