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Safe cycling campaign starts tomorrow

     The Police will conduct a territory-wide campaign on safe cycling from tomorrow (February 19) to February 25 to raise public awareness of cycling safety.

     Police officers will distribute publicity leaflets at various locations throughout the territory with a view to promoting safe cycling messages to cyclists and members of the public. The Police will also take stringent actions against cycling offences.

     Police figures show that in 2013, there were 2 526 traffic accidents involving bicycles, resulting in 2 616 cyclist casualties. When compared with 2 582 traffic accidents and 2 668 cyclist casualties in 2012, both figures decreased by 2 per cent. Eight cyclists died in traffic accidents in 2013, a decrease of one person when compared with 2012.

     A Police spokesman said, "Once on the road, cyclists are obliged to obey all traffic laws which apply to drivers and are subject to the Road Traffic Ordinance. They should also take care of other road users."

     Common cycling offences include failing to comply with traffic signs or road markings, riding on the pavement, carrying another person, carrying any animal or article which obstructs the cyclist's view, and riding without illuminating necessary lights.

     The spokesman reminded the public that traffic accidents can be fatal and urged cyclists to obey road traffic regulations and pay attention to road safety.

Police Report No. 234

Ends/Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Issued at HKT 15:34


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