In a new twist on the Oxford and Cambridge rivalry that spreads from the Boat Race, Varsity Rugby match etc to University Challenge and Prime Ministerial Power, the police in each town have a new take on cyclists riding without lights at night.
Cycle lights campaign launched – Oxford
In Oxford, the Plod give them a £30 fine, but they don’t have to pay if they can prove that they’ve gone out and bought some within a week!!
Night cyclists see the light
In Cambridge, they still get the £30 fine, but on the spot, and they give them a set of £22 lights and fit them there and then!!
Now compare this to Bridgwater…
There are tens of young men on BMX stunt bikes cruising up and down footpaths, across road junctions at any state of the lights, or time of day, or traffic flow priority. When driving your car, they appear as a dark blur that flashes across your field of view..
Lights? They haven’t even got brakes!
Meanwhile, the Plod does nowt in their cars and the cop-shop is shut anyway for half the day.