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30th Jun, 2022

Cyclists urged to stay visible in road safety campaign

ROAD safety was highlighted in Stratford as part of a recent be seen campaign.

The ‘Be Safe Be Seen’ campaign, run by the Safer Roads Partnership and Warwickshire Police, offered safety advice to cyclists.

A ‘safety station’ set up near to Stratford College.

Any cyclists in dark clothing or without lights on their bike were stopped by police who offered advice about keeping visible and high-vis accessories including armbands, rucksack covers and bike lights.

PCSO Dominic Bes-Jeary said: “We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from road users who we engaged with or who saw us out and about.

“Unfortunately some of the cyclists we spoke to just didn’t recognise the dangers involved in not being visible but a number of cyclists had high-vis products already.

“Initiatives like this one give us a good opportunity to promote some very simple awareness messages and make people think about their safety and the consequences of their actions.”

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