Cycling debate is welcomed by P&CC Katy Bourne

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Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, Katy Bourne, has welcomed the government’s debate on cycling safety following media reports about identifying road users who break the law.

Ms Bourne said though cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly way to get around, with over 1,700 incidents involving cyclists in Sussex in the last three years, it’s vital that all road users behave responsibly, adding: “This means respecting each other’s chosen mode of transport - be that on four wheels or two. With MPs debating cycling safety in Parliament this week, this subject is both topical and emotive.

“Effective CCTV monitoring is already helping Sussex Police to identify law breakers and I welcome the debate – and any practical suggestions – that enable people to share our roads safely and responsibly.”

Topics covered at the debate include some cyclists using pavements, jumping red lights and being hard to see at night, along with irresponsible driving of some motorists.

Ms Bourne added: “Sussex Police enforce the law through regular days of action, proactive awareness campaigns and working with partners.”