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Cyclists Offered Free High-Viz Vests

Thursday December 1 2011


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BARNSLEY cyclists who bike into work are being offered free high-viz bests in a bid to keep them safe on dark nights and mornings.

The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership is offering the high visibility vests (while stocks last) that can be collected from Barnsley's libraries and Connects offices.

Superintendent Eddie Murphy said: “The most dangerous hours for cyclists are during the rush hour - 8 -9am and 3 to 6pm on weekdays. Research also shows that cycling collisions in the dark are more likely to be fatal.

“Cycling is a great way of travelling, but cyclists must be aware that they are often more vulnerable than other road users. Items such as bike lights, high visibility vests and helmets are all ways that cyclists can make themselves more easily seen. The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership sees this as such an important issue that we thought it was appropriate to take this measure."

 

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Reply Posted by Celebritymonkey on Thursday December 1 2011 at 11:01
Sounds like a great idea. Can you get them with ' Treat me with the same respect that you would a horse' written on the back ? Fed up with drivers skimming past me then ( sensibly ) crawling past horse riders with a 3 yard safety zone.

Reply Posted by Darren Morris on Thursday December 1 2011 at 11:10
are these only for cyclists or do motorbikers count too?

Reply Posted by Ray-dennis on Thursday December 1 2011 at 11:32
do u have to be a worker as im retired

Reply Posted by Steve on Thursday December 1 2011 at 13:10
Haha, you just want people to stop and feed you Polo's don't you Monkey!

Reply Posted by Tanyajade on Thursday December 1 2011 at 21:15
does this apply for school kids too? because half on em ride like they own road. -___- x