Operation APOLLO which will run during the month of August 2018 targeting bicycle and scooter offences. The Operation is in response to public complaints and concerns about cyclists – who are vulnerable road users. In the last year there have been seven reported collisions involving cyclists being injured on our roads – however, it is recognised that collisions involving bicycles are under-reported.
Current police intelligence indicates bicycles and scooters are used as a transport means for offenders involved in public order offences and property offences including burglary, damage and thefts from vehicles
Mildura Police want our roads and footpaths to be a safe environment for all users and are urging the public to do the right thing – and that includes wearing correctly fitted helmets, adhering to council bi-laws, having affixed and working lights.
McDonald’s Restaurants have kindly donating vouchers to be handed out to riders who are observed riding in a safe and legally compliant way.
Another operation targeting vulnerable road users for being vulnerable.
I'm sure somebody along the line meant well by the McDonald's Vouchers, but do they realise how they are managing to stereotype and patronise cyclists with this approach?
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