Cyclists choice: ticket or life-saving lights

Oak Bay Police launched Project Lumiere today to encourage cyclists to be more visible at night and comply with the Motor Vehicle Act

Cyclists found riding through Oak Bay at night without lights, will get a two week amnesty to buy some in lieu of a violation ticket.

Oak Bay Police launched Project Lumiere on Monday to encourage cyclists to be more visible at night and comply with the Motor Vehicle Act.

“High visibility with adequate lighting on your bike could save your life,” said Cst. Rick Anthony.

Police will target cyclists  riding in the dark without the legally required lighting.

If a cyclist doesn’t own lights, he or she would be offered a two week window to buy lights, install them and visit the Oak Bay police station with the bike and proof of purchase. Otherwise, the ticket would be processed and the violator fined.

“The primary goal is to promote and enforce bike safety, not just penalize people for not adhering to the law,” Anthony said.

“We would much rather have safe cyclists than someone just  paying a fine and likely still continuing to ride without proper and adequate lighting on their bikes.”

The program runs to March 23.

 

 

Just Posted

Deep Cove man running 50 km every month through his 50th birthday year

Ultrarunner hopes Deep 50 Challenge will raise $5,000 for Help Fill A Dream

Local author wins gold medal for new book Fat Cats

Former parks warden’s series welcomes new addition to the canon

Oak Bay to host secondary suite open house on Thursday

Online secondary suite survey will run April 25 until May 10

Ancient microbes discovered off the Juan de Fuca Ridge potentially offers glimpse into alien life

The marine bacteria is dependent on hydrogen, a compound present almost everywhere

Volunteers needed for annual Mother’s Day walk

Breast Cancer Society of Canada hosts annual Mother’s Day event

WATCH: Movie star and PACE alum Calum Worthy talks musical theatre and his career

“American Vandal” and “Austin and Ally” actor has been returning to the program for over 20 years

POLL: How often does your family use BC Ferries?

Navigating the lineups for BC Ferries is a way of life for… Continue reading

Crime Stoppers most wanted for Greater Victoria for the week of April 16

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

RCMP confirm witnesses say body found at Kelowna’s Gyro Beach

Police tape is blocking part of the beach and several RCMP officers are on scene.

B.C. fire department rescues kittens

Enderby homeowner not aware kittens in wood pile near garbage pile fire that got out of hand

QUIZ: How much do you know about Easter?

Take this short quiz and put your knowledge to the test

B.C. VIEWS: NDP’s lawyer show is turning into a horror movie

Court actions pile up over pipelines, car insurance, care aides

Global Affairs warns Canadians in Sri Lanka there could be more attacks

A series of bomb blasts killed at least 207 people and injured hundreds more

Most Read