May 24, 2017

Police launch crackdown on ‘dangerous’ delivery cyclists



Deliveroo biker cycling fast on rainy day to deliver on time the food to the client. Deliveroo is a British online food delivery company with operations spread across eighty-four cities in the UK, the Netherlands, France
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(3) View gallery THEY are the zippy delivery cyclists who bring piping hot food to people’s doors.

Yet according to some residents in a Hampshire city, Deliveroo cyclists are annoying drivers and pedestrians alike with their antics on the road and pavements.

Now police say they are cracking down on rogue Deliveroo cyclists and motorcyclists in Winchester who fail to obey the rules of the road.

At a Police and Communities Together (PACT) meeting it was heard that Deliveroo workers have caused problems in Winchester with “dangerous” cycling and driving.

The nationwide company delivers restaurant food and launched in Winchester last year. Since then they have been a common sight on city roads.

PCSOs at the meeting told residents that they will launch an operation to speak to Deliveroo cyclists to ensure they have the right documents and are obeying traffic regulations.PCSO Neil Parker told the meeting: “We have had so many complaints about these people as well, we have given out tickets for people cycling on footpaths.”One resident cited an incident in which a Deliveroo cyclist rode the wrong direction up a one-way road.Earlier this year, Winchester resident Simon Jones was left with a bill of more than £700 after his car was […]

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