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Blue Card system

Discussion in 'Advocacy and Cycling Safety' started by redfox, 3 Apr 2008.

  1. redfox

    redfox New Member

    Location:
    Bourne End, UK
    As a neighbourhood watch coordinator, my wife received this from the police yesterday. I hadn't heard of it, does it work?

     
  2. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    Sounds like a good idea. Our local Bobbies were giving out stickers at the station ('Coded bike') and a pen coder to use, which is great, but more of a quick fix and doesn't address the main issue of bikes being stolen and handled. This does.
     
  3. Twenty Inch

    Twenty Inch New Member

    Location:
    Behind a desk
    Except that bikes tend not to get sold on to other traders, but to geezers down the pub.

    Coded Bike initiatives are much better - the sticker can suggest anything - smart water, tracking devices, instant 20,000 volt electrocution.

    And you have all written down all the details of your bikes, haven't you? Of course you have.
     
  4. discplayer

    discplayer New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    A police and council scheme here is not only coding the frame and issuing a sticker but also photographing the bike and entering the bike's and owner's details on a database.

    I did ask them if the stickers made any difference, they said it would deter buyers. However, as said, if they're just sold to the bloke down the pub he won't care.
     
  5. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Whilst in a LBS, another customer came in and was asking whether the shop would buy his nice sounding bike. The shop said he would look at it, BUT only if he brought it in with proof of purchase. I thought that sounded like a good idea.