Police will conduct a four-day territory-wide enforcement operation from tomorrow (October 27) to raise public awareness of cycling safety.
To promote safe cycling messages to cyclists and the public, Police officers had distributed publicity leaflets at various locations throughout the territory prior to the operation. During the operation, Police will take stringent enforcement action against cycling offences.
According to Police figures, there were 1,271 traffic accidents involving bicycles from January to August 2017, causing 1,320 casualties, among which eight persons died.
Common cycling offences include riding on the pavement; failing to comply with traffic lights, signs or road markings; riding without the necessary lights at night or times of poor visibility; and carrying another person or any animal or article which obstructs the cyclist's view.
Police reminded members of the public that traffic accidents can be fatal and urged cyclists to obey road traffic regulations and pay attention to road safety.
For more road safety information, please visit the Police website: www.police.gov.hk/ppp_en/05_traffic_matters/enforcement.html.
Issued at HKT 16:41