LARGO – The Largo Police Department has more than 1,000 bicycle light packages from the Florida Department of Transportation to give away to the public.
Officers will install a LED headlight and taillight to residents’ bicycles. The program is part of the department’s traffic safety unit’s efforts to enforce bicycle safety and stop bicyclists who are riding without lights.
Several bicyclists already have been stopped and issued a written warning for the violation. Traffic safety officers installed new lights on their bicycles before they rode off.
Bicycle lights will be kept at the front desk of the department to give away and install them on bicycles without them.