Police deliver safety message to drivers and cyclists
Police handed out fluorescent rucksacks to cyclists as part of a campaign to encourage them to stay safe when riding in the dark.
Officers and members of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Road Safety Partnership gave away the bags to more than 30 riders yesterday near St George Retail Park, in Leicester, as part of the Be Safe, Be Seen campaign.
At the same time, officers from the force's road policing unit ran their latest Fatal Four operation – targeting motorists committing the four most common causes of death and serious injury on the roads.
Thirty-one drivers were fined for not wearing a seatbelt or using a mobile phone while at the wheel.
Cheap Van Insurance For 17,18 & 19 Year Old Drivers - Call Insure365 01782 898188, Free Legal Protection Cover Included valued at £25.00!
Terms: 1 Voucher Per Customer
Contact: 01782 898188
Valid until: Monday, June 24 2013
No drivers were speeding or drink-driving.
A spokesman for the partnership said: "This is the first time we have run this event for cyclists and we felt it was very successful."
The backpacks are on sale for £5 at the city's six main police stations.