During the month of June, the Lebanon Police Department is launching “Lighten Up Lebanon” to help bicyclists at night stay more visible. Officers will be giving out lighting kits for bicyclists that don’t have lighting. The kits come in a pack of white and red LED lights, which assist in making cyclists more visible. They are easily attached and non-obtrusive to a bike.
The lighting kits were provided to Lebanon Police by the Injury Prevention Center at CHaD (Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth) as part of their grant process to reduce bicycle-related injuries.
According to NH Law, every bicycle operated in darkness shall be equipped with a lamp emitting a white light visible from a distance of 300 feet in front of the bicycle. A rear red reflector is also needed, which shall be visible from a distance of 300 feet to the rear when directly in front of the lawful upper beams of headlamps on a motor vehicle. A lamp emitting a red light visible from 300 feet to the rear may be used in addition to the red reflector.
Through the grant, Lebanon Police also obtained bicycle helmets in various sizes. We have several to give away and ask that if you or someone you know needs a helmet, call us at (603) 448-1212 and we will assist in getting a helmet to you while supplies last.
Please remember that cyclists under 16 years of age are required to wear a helmet, but it is common sense for all.
Along with ChaD, the Lebanon Police Department wants to make bike riding in the city a safe and pleasurable experience for all.
Authorized by: Chief Phillip J. Roberts Date: 5/31/22