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VIDEO: UCD Officer Stops Cyclists For Riding in Dark Without Lights, & Then He Surprises Them...

"I'm Officer Thomas with UC Davis. I stopped you because you don't have a bike light."

In this video a UC Davis police officer stops several cyclists who are riding through the dark campus without bike lights. It begins with a series of cycists who hear variations of this line from the officer: 

"I'm Officer Thomas with UC Davis. I stopped you because you don't have a bike light." 

Some look puzzled, some look a bit scared, and some provide excuses.

But in the end, the story unfolds happily for all: Officer Thomas provides each of them with a bike light and a valuable lesson. As it turns out, you can get a free bike light too, if you need one. Via UC Davis: 

TAPS and the UC Davis Police Department have teamed up to offer bike lights -- instead of citations -- to students who are stopped at night without one. If you need a light, please contact TAPS. For more information on bicycling at UC Davis: http://taps.ucdavis.edu/bicycle/

Denise Leitzel February 09, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Very cool of the police to do this.
Kendra Hill February 09, 2013 at 05:39 AM
The bike cops weren't so nice or cute when I went to UCD!
Roberto February 09, 2013 at 09:36 AM
A riding bike at night, with no lights, is an accident looking for a place to happen,
Bob Fry February 09, 2013 at 03:32 PM
As a driver in downtown Davis bicycles without lights at night scare the @#$@ out of me.
Sueboo February 09, 2013 at 04:12 PM
I love this town.
Phd Wmn February 09, 2013 at 04:36 PM
That's great! I wonder when CHP will do something like this....
Michael February 10, 2013 at 01:28 PM
Excellent! Also, having a light in the *rear* of the bike is just as important (if not more)!
Jodi Barnhill February 11, 2013 at 02:20 AM
I love davis and uc davis for investing in students and helping them. I know that some of them will remember the kindness and help others.

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