UNITED KINGDOM TO REQUIRE BELLS ON ALL NEW BIKES
planning - safety/accidents, planning - safety/accidents, mode - bike, mode - bike, mode - pedestrian
Warning devices, United Kingdom, Safety measures, Safety, Public safety, Pedestrian safety, Pedestrian accidents, Legislative support, Legislation, Great Britain, Cycling accidents, Bicycles, Bicycle accidents, Bells
The United Kingdom (U.K.) Transport Ministry announced the intent to introduce legislation requiring all new adult bicycles to be fitted with a bell. The U.K. Highway Code already advises cyclists to ring their bell to make others aware of their presence, but many bikes do not have one. Fitting a bell to all new bikes gives riders the ability to alert other road users, especially pedestrians, of their presence.
Institute of Transportation Engineers. (1999). UNITED KINGDOM TO REQUIRE BELLS ON ALL NEW BIKES. ITE Journal, Volume 69, Issue 12, p. 18.