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Post  Betep on Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:45 pm



Yarmouth Police offer tips for bicycle safety

YARMOUTH - The Yarmouth Police Department is investigating serious Bicycle Crashes and near misses at a high rate this summer . Please take a moment to review the Massachusetts Bicycle Safety Laws and share the knowledge with family and friends.

Remember that Parents or Guardians can be held legally responsible for allowing anyone under 18 to violate the Bicycle Safety Laws.

PLEASE HELP REDUCE INJURIES AND SAVE LIVES THIS SUMMER.

Bicycles are everywhere and many of them are in violation, particularly at night. Massachusetts law allows Police Officers to stop bicyclists for violations, issue citations, and even arrest violators who fail to give their name.

LIGHTS
Must have a white light in front, red light or reflector on the rear, side reflectors on the bike or rider.
HELMETS
Any person 16 years of age or younger operating a bicycle or being carried as a passenger on a bicycle on a public way, bicycle path or on any other public right-of-way shall wear a helmet.
SEATS
Must have a seat for the rider and passenger. No riding a passenger without a seat.
SIDEWALKS
Can not ride on a sidewalk in a business district.
TRAFFIC LAW VIOLATIONS
Bike must ride on the right side of the road with traffic flow and obey all traffic laws such as stopping at red lights and stop signs, yielding at crosswalks, etc…
PACKAGES
Packages may only be carries in a basket, rack, or trailer designed for such purpose.
NO HANDS OPERATION
At least one hand is required on handlebar.
HAND SIGNALS REQUIRED
Hand signal must be given when turning. Either hand is okay.
NO TOWING
Bikes can not be towed by a vehicle nor may they tow a person on skates or skateboard, etc...
FAILURE TO GIVE NAME
Must give complete and true name and address to Police Officer when stopped for a traffic violation.

Violations shall be punished by a fine of not more than twenty dollars. The parent or guardian of any person under age eighteen shall not authorize or knowingly permit any such person to violate any of the provisions of this section. As part of our ongoing strategic community policing plan to build strong citizen support and partnerships in crime prevention as we move forward to make Yarmouth the Safest Community in the Region, we would like to remind everyone who lives, works, and visits the town of Yarmouth of the Bicycle Safety Laws of Massachusetts.

The town of Yarmouth as well as every other town on Cape Cod is in the midst of a beautiful summer season and the surge of bicyclists has led to an increase in bicycle crashes and near crashes as well as serious injuries and even loss of life.

Please take a moment to review the bicycle safety rules of Massachusetts and be extra vigilant as a bicyclist and a motorist this summer.

Media release furnished by Yarmouth Police
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Post  Betep on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:32 am

Yarmouth officer hospitalized after collision with bicyclist

By CAPE COD TIMES
August 04, 2013

BREWSTER – A Yarmouth police officer working a motorcycle detail for the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge was taken to the hospital this morning after a collision with a bicyclist caused him to crash.

The officer was taken to the hospital with minor injuries following the accident, which occurred at about 8:30 a.m. on Route 6A in front of Brewster Farms Country Market, Brewster fire Capt. Anthony Dalmau said.

The 34th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, a charity bike-a-thon that donates money for cancer care and research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston through the Jimmy Fund, ends today on Cape Cod.

There are more than 5,500 cyclists participating in this year’s Pan-Mass, which covers 190 miles through 46 Massachusetts towns before concluding in Provincetown.
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Post  Betep on Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:32 pm

Bright ideas for bike safety on Cape Cod


By ABBY EISENBERG
aeisenberg@capecodonline.com
August 16, 2013

It started with a conversation among parishioners after a weekly prayer service at St. Christopher's Episcopal Church in Chatham.

The group had been seeing foreign summer workers cycling to and from work late at night on dark, winding roads. Often, they were without helmets or proper lights to make them visible to passers-by.
The church members worried for the workers' safety and decided to do something about it.

After some brainstorming, the Rev. Brian McGurk decided to use church money to buy about 50 lights, at $5 or $6 apiece, that could be attached to cyclists' bikes or clothing. The lights would be made available at the church at no charge for workers who needed them.

McGurk began spreading the word in late July to town officials and the Chatham Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Association. On Aug. 1 the church had its first customers – five summer workers from Chatham Bars Inn.

In the two weeks since, 17 foreign workers – from Jamaica, Romania, Spain, Russia, Turkey, the Philippines and Bulgaria – have come in to get the bike lights. Some have taken lights to bring to friends.
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YARMOUTH – 08/14/13 – Iana Lukina, visiting from Russia, is pulled over by Officer Sean Gannon who gave her a warning for not having a headlight and wanted to confirm her age to be sure she didn't need a helmet. Yarmouth police set up at various locations along Route 28 last week to look for bike safety violations, but mainly just issued warnings.Cape Cod Times/Jim Preston

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Yarmouth Police PAC Conducts 54 Bicycle Safety Stops in Three Hours

YARMOUTH - The town of Yarmouth as well as every other town on Cape Cod is in the midst of a beautiful summer season and the surge of bicyclists can often lead to an increase in bicycle crashes and near crashes as well as serious injuries and even loss of life. As part of their ongoing strategic community policing plan to transform Yarmouth into the Safest Community in the Region, members of the Yarmouth Police Department Proactive Anti-Crime Community Policing Unit conducted a specialized Bicycle Safety patrol Tuesday night on Route 28 in West Yarmouth and handed out sets of free bicycle lights and educational information.

Between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m., four members of the special community policing unit observed 54 bicyclists travelling east and west on Route 28 committing a variety of bicycle law violations. All were first time violators and no citations or arrests were made. All bicyclists were given educational warnings and free bicycle safety light kits until there were none left.

Officers waved each of the violators off to the side of the road near Parkers River Bridge and identified the rider and gave out the remainder of the bicycle safety lights that we had received from the Barnstable County Commission. When time permitted, Officers even helped install the lights.

The Yarmouth Police Department is currently working with the Barnstable County Commissioners and the Yarmouth Restaurant Association to obtain additional lights kits and will repeat this type of event when additional lights are obtained.

The event was very successful and everyone was cooperative.  All of the bicyclists were returning from a variety of jobs in the community and all were from a foreign country and unfamiliar with the laws.

The common infractions observed Tuesday night were:
•             Riding at night without head or taillights
•             Riding in the wrong direction
•             Riding while carrying objects

Some of the countries that the bicyclists were from are:

Bulgaria
China
Turkey
Macedonia
Thailand
Jamaica
Ireland
Serbia
Kazakhstan

Massachusetts law allows Police Officers to stop bicyclists for violations, issue citations, and even arrest violators who fail to give their name. Please take a moment to review the below bicycle safety rules of Massachusetts and be extra vigilant as a bicyclist and a motorist as you enjoy your summer in the town of Yarmouth as well as across the Cape.
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MY KIDS Ride Right!
They have good, safe bikes with all reflectors and lights.They are told how to ride safely AND be nice to the cops.
BUT!!!
I also tell them, if pulled over for no reason, to call the Cops "Lieutenant Dangle of the Reno Sheriff's Department".



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