Speed camera for cyclists on Bournemouth beach
3:51pm Thursday 4th June 2009
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A MOBILE camera will be used on Bournemouth seafront this summer in an attempt to get cyclists to slow down.
Following a series of complaints about dangerous cyclists, the council intends to use a camera to monitor speeds.
Officers will be down on the seafront on four dates this month to see how many cyclists currently break the 10mph speed limit.
Any caught flouting the rules will be provided with advice and information on the seafront rules.
Charmaine Andrews, service development officer for leisure services, said: "We have a duty to ensure the promenade is a safe environment for people to enjoy.
"We have had reports of people speeding on bikes along the seafront and what we don't want to see is a cyclist racing along the promenade accidentally knocking down a small child that gets in his or her way."