Toronto police target unsafe cyclists
A cyclist is stopped by police at Danforth and Broadview Avenues on Monday, Sept. 10, 2012. (Cam Woolley / CTV Toronto) Image
Published Monday, September 10, 2012 8:12AM EDT
First pedestrians and drivers, and now cyclists.
Toronto police in the Danforth Avenue area will be completing the traffic-safety trifecta on Monday when they target cyclists who exhibit bad habits.
Officers in Toronto's 54 Division have launched a bicycle safety blitz to remind riders to obey traffic laws and to ensure their safety equipment is in working order.
“Share the road – share the rules," Sgt. Jack West said in a statement. Fifty-four Division stretches east from the Don Valley to Victoria Park Avenue, between Eglinton and Danforth Avenues.
Earlier this summer, police in the area launched a safety blitz to target pedestrians, pulling over distracted walkers and warning about the dangers of textings while crossing the street.
A blitz earlier this month targeted dangerous drivers travelling through school zones.