Don't be dim - ride with lights on

PUBLISHED: 13:17 02 December 2008 | UPDATED: 22:41 15 June 2010

POLICE in Axminster are taking a firm line with people who ride in the dark without lights.

POLICE in Axminster are taking a firm line with people who ride in the dark without lights.As well as committing a road traffic offence, such activity also raises the risk of injury to the rider and other road users.PCSO Andy Trott said when officers are out on patrol they are stopping cyclists who don't have their lights on.He said: "We have been keeping an eye out for them and those who are cycling on pavements. "We have been telling them to ensure that they get lights fitted and also that if we see them again we will be taking them home to discuss the matter with their parents."Police across East Devon are on the alert for such offences.Sergeant Nick Southern said: "The bottom line is that the riding of a cycle at night is dangerous to both cyclists and other road users. I urge parents to play their part in this and ensure that their young people have lights.

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