Cyclists must use lights after dark
Political editor Supplements editor Business editor Can something not be done about the amount of cyclists riding, both on the road and on the pavement, after dark without lights.
As someone who is, at various times, a pedestrian, a cyclist and a car-driver, I find this a very dangerous practice for all concerned.
I thought having lights on a bike after dark was compulsory, or is this like cycling on the pavement – it’s illegal but nobody can be bothered to do anything about it? (I’ve actually seen a policeman, on foot, step into the road so a bike could continue down the pavement – but that’s another story).
Cycling from Bearsted to Willington Street as it was getting dark, I saw six other people on bikes, all cycling on the road, and not only was I the only one to have lights switched on, I was the only one to actually have any lights on the bike at all.
Robin Cross, Willington Street, Maidstone
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