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Sharjah police confiscate 117 bicycles in effort to curb reckless cycling

Sharjah Traffic Police launched a campaign on Sunday to raise awareness amongst cyclists about traffic laws and the importance of adhering to them.

SHARJAH // Police have confiscated 117 bicycles in four days as part of a campaign to curb reckless cycling in the emirate.

Sharjah Traffic Police launched the campaign on Sunday to raise awareness amongst cyclists about traffic laws and the importance of adhering to them.

The campaign targets workers, students and recreational cyclists.

“The campaign aims at teaching cyclists about the dangers of cutting red lights and cycling against the direction of traffic,” said Colonel Ahmed bin Darwish, head of Traffic and Patrols Department, adding that more than 1,700 bicycles were confiscated last year.

Col bin Darwish said several tragic accidents involving cyclists occurred last year in industrial areas, as well as on highways and some internal roads.

tzriqat@thenational.ae

Updated: April 15, 2015 04:00 AM