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Roads policing team advises speedy cyclists to mind their speed after clocking nearly 40mph


Roads policing team advises speedy cyclists to mind their speed after being clocked travelling nearly 40mph.


The Devon and Somerset Roads Policing Team took to social media to address the issue of cyclist speeds and their potential consequences in the event of a collision.

The team shared an incident that occurred on Dartmoor, where a group of cyclists was observed travelling at nearly 40mph on a restricted 30mph road. All cyclists were stopped by the authorities, who provided them with appropriate words of advice.


In the image shared it showed a cyclist whizzing through a zebra crossing at speeds touching nearly 40mph.


Speeding cyclists have become a growing concern within the region, prompting the police team to raise awareness about the potential risks associated with excessive speeds. While cyclists may enjoy the thrill of high-speed rides, it is crucial to consider the impact on safety, both for the riders and other road users.


Excessive speed can greatly increase the severity of injuries sustained, not only for cyclists but also for pedestrians or other motorists involved.

The incident on Dartmoor serves as a reminder for cyclists to adhere to safe speeds and exercise caution while riding on public roads. While there are no specific speed limit laws for cyclists, they are expected to cycle at an appropriate speed considering the conditions and surroundings.


Devon and Somerset Roads Policing Team said via social media: “Cyclists, please be mindful of your speeds and just how this will affect you in the event of a collision.


“This group today on Dartmoor observed travelling at near 40mph on a 30mph restricted road.


“All stopped and offered appropriate words of advice.”

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