Letters to Editor:-
"Please get lights on your bikes!"
"I'M a mother, from Southport and I
have spotted your posts about both lads and girls on bikes, at night.
I agree that no action appears to be taken when they are going around Formby
and Southport without lights on bikes. Most of them are not kids, but
adults! Then you also have the growing back light only group.
They put a dim, flashing red light on, dress in dark clothing and no light
on the front or reflectors on the sides. If you nearly knock them over
they shout at you and look shocked that you did not see them! Plus,
these people are often nearly knock people over on the pavements! Why
are we looking at traffic issues on Lord Street when they can't be bothered
to deal with these people? Why keep targeting motorists in the Town
and putting people off coming in, but not bothering about the real dangers
on our roads? It will not be long before a rider kills a pedestrian on the
pavement or is killed riding without lights! I ask your readers to
think... Please if your partner has a bike, but has no lights, get them a
set for Christmas. Lights are not just for kids!" Liz Green.