The number of cycling related road deaths in London has made headlines and has also been the object of many different road safety initiatives with the most recent campaign being hailed a major success.
Launched by the police, Operation Safeway is a direct response to a spate of cycling road death accidents in the capital city. Targeting key locations and junctions in the city, the campaign resulted in 14,000 penalties being handed out to road users.
Many of the offences were to do with driving while using a mobile phone and not wearing a seat belt while driving. A total of 10,140 drivers and 4,269 cyclists were booked for offences such as not stopping at red lights.
According to Det Chief Supt Gly Jones, the campaign was aimed to provoke a quick and strong positive reaction from all kinds of road users. He said that just eight weeks ago the police were stopping lots of cyclists and road users but now they are witnessing a change in attitude.
During the operation, some people were arrested for serious driving offences like drunk driving and driving while being disqualified.
Andrew Gilligan, the Mayor’s cycling commissioner said: “This operation has been hugely valuable, exposing and deterring significant levels of law-breaking and dangerous road use by all groups, and almost certainly saving life and limb.”
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