Normally when there is a bicycle. pedestrian or motor vehicle blitz, either an awareness or enforcement blitz in the Toronto police 54 division, it is held at the busy intersection of Danforth Avenue and Broadview Avenue in Toronto.
Today is no different.
The bicycle blitz will be conducted over a week, usually taking place between 6 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.
Police will be looking at bicycles to ensure that they are equipped with the proper safety equipment that complies with the law. If the bicycle doesn’t have a light on the front, a reflector or light on the back, a bell and brakes – that are all in working order, the cyclist will receive a ticket. If the cyclist is under the age of 16 and not wearing a helmet, they will receive a ticket.
If the cyclist does not properly stop or signal at the intersection, they will receive tickets.
From Monday, September 10, 2012, at 6 a.m. until Friday, September 14, 2012, 54 Division officers will be enforcing all traffic laws relevant to cyclists.
Police are reminding cyclists to obey all traffic laws and to ensure all safety equipment is in good working order. All motorists should check their mirrors and blind spots so they don’t cross in front of a cyclist’s path and should also check for cyclists prior to opening car doors.
“Share the road – share the rules,” said Sergeant Jack West, who will be available for media interviews at the intersection of Broadview Avenue/Danforth Avenue from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 2012.