July 1, 2015
Ashland PD Receives Free Bicycle Lights for Safety Initiative
Thanks to a gracious donation from Olde Town Bicycles in Ashland, the Ashland Police Department is providing a limited number of free bicycle lights to increase the visibility and safety of people riding bikes at night.
Beginning this month, night shift police officers will be able to provide a free bike headlight, taillight and batteries to cyclists they observe riding after dark without proper illumination. Currently, the Department has 16 sets of head and taillights that will be distributed only by officers during patrol duties.
“We're very grateful to Olde Town Bicycles for their generous donation of bike lights to help us increase the safety of our cyclists as well as our motorists at night,” said Chief Doug Goodman.
Virginia law requires bicycles to have a white front light and red rear reflector (or red light when on a road with a 35 mile per hour or higher speed limit) while operating at night.
APD Chief Doug Goodman receives donated bike lights
from Dave Murphy, owner of Olde Town Bicycles