UFPD to check bicycles for proper lighting

Published: November 7th, 2013

Category: InsideUF, Top Stories

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida Police Department will operate a saturation detail focusing on the education of bicyclists who do not have proper lighting on their bicycles from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 7 on the east side of campus.

The detail is to remind students of the need for lights on their bicycles because of the change to standard time on Nov. 3.  Florida law requires that all bicycles in use between sunset and sunrise be equipped with a white light on the front of the bicycle and a red light and red reflector on the rear.

Police officers will be issuing warnings for bicycle light violations. Officers will also be distributing coupons provided by Chain Reaction Bicycles, including 20 percent off bicycle accessories, as well as flashing red lights to bicyclists contacted during the detail.  Although these lights do not meet the statutory requirement for the rear light, they are beneficial to wear on your person to assist with visibility at night.

For more information, visit http://www.police.ufl.edu/

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