SHARJAH // Police have confiscated 280 bicycles as part of an awareness campaign to curb reckless cycling.
The bicycles were seized because their owners were riding down roads in the wrong direction and were not adhering to safety rules and regulations, said Lieutenant Saud Shaybah from Sharjah Traffic police.
“Cyclists were not wearing the yellow safety jacket nor helmets.”
The campaign was launched on April 12 and targeted workers, students and recreational cyclists in the emirate.
“The campaign aimed 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 at the launch of the campaign.
He added that more than 1,700 bicycles were confiscated last year.
Col bin Darwish said several fatal accidents involving cyclists occurred last year in industrial areas, as well as on highways and some internal roads.