Attach those bike lights, traffic authority says

LED dangling lights to be banned from November 1

February 9th, 2012 2:17 pm| by admin
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Trafikstyrelsen, the national transport authority, will further tighten the rules for cyclists by banning dangling LED lights on bicycles. The government body wants the front and rear lights to be securely attached to the bikes. The new rule will come into effect from November 1.

In addition, lights must be visible from a distance of 300 metres, and be visible from the side.

The new rules also require that retailers cannot sell lights that have less than five hours of battery life at the time of purchase. Packaging must now also state expected battery life.

Frits Bredal of the cyclists’ union Cyklistforbundet told Politiken newspaper that it’s essential that the bike lights should be visible from all angles and when people have their lights hanging from their clothing or their bicycle, that is not always the case. He further added that Trafikstyrelsen’s new rule is actually something his federation has long supported. Bredal is optimistic that the bikers will soon get accustomed to the new rule.

Violating bike light regulations can result in a 700 kroner fine.

The new rule is in addition to the several set of rules that was introduced at beginning of this year, many of which significantly increased the fines for cycling offences.

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