Crackdown on cyclists who ride irresponsibly on pavements in Letchworth and Baldock
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Police in Letchworth and Baldock have launched a crackdown on cyclists who ride on the pavement – and have warned they could face on-the-spot fines or even prosecution.
The action comes after a series of cycle-related issues were raised by people living in the two towns.
Letchworth and Baldock safer neighbourhood teams Sgt Alan Clarke stressed that the crackdown is designed to target those who ride irresponsibly as opposed to all cyclists.
“We have had increasing reports of people, predominantly adults and teenagers, cycling on pavements,” he said.
“While cycling is a healthy and more environmentally friendly alternative to driving a car, we would ask cyclists to ride responsibly and consider their safety and the safety of people around them.
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“Cycling on pavements is dangerous, anti-social and unpopular with cyclists who obey the rules of the road – as well as pedestrians who have to negotiate bikes using the pavement.
“This kind of behaviour is unacceptable, frequently causes collisions and can be very intimidating for people trying to use the footpath.”
To report someone cycling on the pavement call 101 or contact your local neighbourhood officer or PCSO – for details see herts.police.uk.
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