Saskatoon Police Service mountain bikes are back on the road.
Members of the Community Response Unit (CRU) have taken to the streets for another season of cycling. The CRU has become an integral part of policing in Saskatoon. Bike mounted police officers possess mobility and stealth that make them a highly effective unit as well as a favourite of the public at special events.
With the return of the cycling season, comes the increased potential for collisions between bicycles and motor vehicles. The Saskatoon Police Service would like to issue these safety reminders:
1. Obey the same traffic laws as cars
2. Ride in the same direction as traffic
3. Equip bikes with a horn or a bell, and lights, it’s the law
4. Don’t ever assume cars see you, slow down when approaching intersections
5. Wear an approved bicycle helmet
Collision avoidance tips at bicyclesafe.com
1. Watch for bikes at intersections
2. Look both ways for bikes, even when making a right turn
3. Use caution when opening doors, check for cyclists
4. Leave bikes at least 1 meter of space when passing them
For more information Contact Sgt. Patrick Barbar at 220-0572.