Observe laws on your bike
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