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'Be bright and be seen' cyclists warned
12:00pm Friday 25th October 2013 in News
CYCLISTS are being urged to ‘be bright and be seen’ by Dorset County Council.
As part of the drive to decrease cycle casualties, Dorset Road Safe is launching a bike light initiative.
From November, traffic officers will be issuing a set of front and rear lights to all young people they spot without them.
Many accidents happen to cyclists because car drivers do not see them until it is too late to stop. Making sure that cyclists are easily seen by drivers is especially important at this time of year, when evenings are drawing-in. Drivers can also help by taking more time to look out for cyclists and using indicators, especially when turning.
Dorset County Council Cabinet member for environment Hilary Cox said: “Cycling is a great way to stay fit and healthy, as well as being environmentally friendly.
“Cyclists must do all they can to be safe on Dorset’s roads, by making sure their bike is fitted with lights and they are more
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