2018年03月08日

Police in safety vest verbalize poorly lit cyclists

The shortening of the days recently requires the cyclists to equip themselves with lights and reflective accessories when they circulate at the beginning or end of the day. Surprised, many postpone the day when it is necessary to change the batteries of his lamp or out of the closet his fluorescent yellow vest. However, beware, the national police of Loire watch. In addition, announces that it will carry out several operations of specific controls to cyclists.

Wednesday noon, an operation conducted in downtown Nantes from 7am to 8:30 has led to the verbalization of seven cyclists (out of 12 checked) for lack of visibility (11 Euros fine): five drove with defective lighting; two did not have a retro reflector. In addition, one cyclist was reported for traffic with one earpiece and two others for having crossed a red light.

What is mandatory (and what is not)
The police remind that the following equipment is mandatory: red light and reflector at the rear, yellow light or white reflector at the front, orange reflector on the rear wheel, orange reflectors on the wheels, orange reflector on the pedals, reflective vest (out of town), horn and, of course, brakes.

As a reminder, the days shorten irremediably until December 21. In addition, the transition to wintertime, October 29, will plunge into the dark end of the afternoon.

  


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