Cycle blackspots patrolled

The Met Police is deploying 650 officers to London's the most dangerous road junctions today following a wave of cyclist deaths in the capital.

Cycling initiative 'intensive and far-reaching'

A Metropolitan Police bike safety initiative launched in the wake of a spike in the number of cyclist deaths in London will be "intensive and far-reaching"

Every road death is a needless tragedy that wreaks devastation on the victim's friends and family. Every serious injury is life-changing and distressing.

This operation will be intensive and far-reaching. Our aim is to reduce the appalling number of people who die or are injured on London's roads each year.

Traffic and Safer Transport officers will be out in force, and even officers who don't specialise in traffic policing will be watching and dealing accordingly with anyone they see breaking the law.

– Superintendent Rob Revill, Safer Transport Command

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Met to deploy 650 officers to cycling accident hotspots

A surge in cycling deaths in London has prompted the Metropolitan Police to deploy 650 officers to the capital's busiest junctions later today.

The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions today in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths.
The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions today in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths. Credit: PA

The surge wiill see 2,500 officers will hand out leaflets and fixed penalty notices at 166 junctions marked as the capital's worst after six cyclists died in two weeks in collisions with lorries, buses, and coaches - some mere hours apart.

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