London Police Crack Down on Cyclists Taking Risks on the Road

By Gerald Lynch on at

If you're cycling through London tonight, be sure to be equipped with all the correct safety gear -- a police crackdown has today seen hundreds of cyclists stopped by police for not wearing appropriate high-visibility clothing and protective helmets, as well as for failing to kit their bikes out with safety lights.

The crackdown comes in the wake of a series of deaths of cyclists in the capital, with campaigners calling for greater awareness of the dangers faced by cyclists on the London's roads. [LBC]

Update - This post's headline has been updated to reflect an inaccuracy.  It originally suggested that hi-vis clothing and helmets were a legal requirement, which they are not. The new headline addresses this difference. 

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