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Merritt RCMP educating the public about the dangers of riding a bicycle on the sidewalk.
It's an all too familiar sight in the city, and Merritt RCMP Sgt Norm Fleming says to break the habit officers will now be targeting those that continue to disregard the safety of others using the sidewalk.
"Sidewalks are for pedestrians. It's not that common, but every now and then somebody exits a store and they get hit by the bike. There is no excuse, it's not safe, and we are trying to get the message out."
Fleming says officers will first be issuing warnings, and if a person continues to disobey the law, tickets will be issued.
Officers will also be making sure those riding bicycles are wearing a helmet.
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