Ob­serve laws on your bike

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOURVIEWS -

I would like to raise the is­sue of cy­clists at night and the bla­tant dis­re­gard for the law in the city.

This evening (18th Oc­to­ber 2017) in the Lon­don and Oun­dle Road ar­eas in a dis­tance of not more than 1 mile I wit­nessed 12 cy­clists who in the dark did not have ap­pro­pri­ate lights, 4 had none at all and the re­main­der ei­ther had one on the front or one on the rear. This may seem petty but re­cently we have seen a cy­clist im­pris­oned for the death of a pedes­trian which was dur­ing day­light hours, what chance have they got in the dark? I am sure that Cam­bridgeshire Po­lice will claim they do not have the re­source to deal with this, but if I did not see one of these reck­less in­di­vid­u­als I am sure they would have the re­source to in­ves­ti­gate me. They will shortly be con­duct­ing their Christ­mas drink drive cam­paign, I would sug­gest that whilst en­gaged in this no­ble pur­suit that they also tackle these cy­clists be­fore some­one else gets killed. Bill Field.

email Su­per­in­ten­den­tAndyGipp said an­other 100 of­fi­cers on the streets would not bring crime down. Once again we hear an­other se­nior man­ager not lis­ten­ing to the pub­lic voice. They were not talk­ing about pre­vent­ing crime, they were talk­ing about their safety on the streets.

The pres­ence of po­lice is a de­ter­rent for at­tack­ing peo­ple in the street. Pa­trols in Glad­stone Street have quitened down vi­o­lent ac­tiv­ity.

Po­lice on the street won’t pre­vent bur­glary of a jew­ellery shop, but of­fi­cers will be in the area for the first re­sponse. I think we are just given lip ser­vice to tick the boxes, to show he is do­ing his job.

The con­sul­ta­tion was a

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