Zetland FM Local News - 7th December 2022
Cyclists behaving in an “anti-social and dangerous manner” at a seaside resort in our area are being targeted in council action aimed at keeping the public safe;
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat have been called into action in our area;
...and officers have seized a number of vehicles following an operation aimed at reducing uninsured driving.
Cyclists behaving in an “anti-social and dangerous manner” at a seaside resort in our area are being targeted in council action aimed at keeping the public safe.
Redcar and Cleveland Council is consulting over plans to extend and vary a so-called Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO), which will require cyclists to dismount from their bikes on Saltburn’s popular Lower Promenade between 10am and 5.30pm from Good Friday to October 31.
An increased number of visitors to the seafront, particularly during the covid-19 pandemic, led to a number of near misses with those on foot and, in some instances, accidents involving cyclists ploughing into pedestrians.
The council responded by putting up signs asking people not to cycle and to instead walk their bikes along the Lower Promenade and in other locations such as the ‘Donkey Path’, a route down to the front near to the junction with Milton Street, at the start of Marine Parade.
However the signs could only advise and have no legal force, which has led to plans to extend the Public Spaces Protection Orders.
The volunteer crew of the Redcar RNLI lifeboat have been called into action in our area.
Just after 5pm on Monday the lifeboat crew assisted Police with incident on slipway in front of the lifeboat station.
The incident was resolved by police a short time later.
Officers have seized a number of vehicles following an operation aimed at reducing uninsured driving.
27 vehicles were seized as part of Operation Drive Insured, which encourages members of the public to check that they have valid motor insurance.
Operation Drive Insured took place from Monday 21st November, coordinated by the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB).
Roads policing officers from Cleveland Police took part in the week of action to reduce uninsured driving, inform road users of the consequences of uninsured driving and encourage the public to check that they have valid motor insurance.
Uninsured drivers can have their vehicle seized, receive a £300 fixed penalty fine, six points on their licence and potentially a driving ban if the matter ends up in court.