Police out again targeting cyclists and motorists

by Tom Morris, the Bristol Post, November 27, 2013

Police were out again this morning in an operation targeting both cyclists and motorists.

Police Community Support Officers on bikes were at the junction of Cheltenham Road and Ashley Road.

Since last Wednesday, officers in a dedicated team have started to position themselves on main arteries into the city, such as Gloucester Road and Whiteladies Road, during rush hour, concentrating on traffic junctions where most offences occur.

Officers are stopping cyclists running red lights or using the pavement and have colleagues on cycles to chase offenders and issue them with a warning and information.

Police on foot speak to and issue information to any car and motorcycle users about illegally using the red cycle box at traffic lights and yellow hatched box at junctions.

The Road and Pavement Safety Operation – is being led by Sergeant Sean Underwood in a bid to address the well documented tensions between the two road users.

However one pedestrian noted: "I have been at this junction for 10 minutes and seen several cars jump red lights and they don't seem to be chasing them."

Read more: http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Police-targeting-cyclists-motorists-time/story-20227495-detail/story.html#ixzz2m3TfWJVi

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