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Bicycle thieves become active – how to ensure your bicycle’s safety?

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBicycle thieves have become active in Latvia again – 164 bicycle thefts have been registered this year already. Most were registered in Riga region. Because of this, police recommend residents to take more active measures to protect their property.

State Police provides recommendations on how to protect one’s bicycle from theft:

Always securely lock your bike!

To make the bicycle less attractive for thieves, it is worth using a high-quality lock. The bicycle frame and wheels should be locked in a way to prevent them from being taken apart. Even if you leave your bike for a short time, it should be locked in.

Don’t leave your bicycle where you please

Most often thieves steal bicycles that are left in allegedly safe places: a balcony, closed stairway, garage or near a store. Last year’s statistics show that nearly half of bicycles stolen from stairways were not locked in. When leaving the bicycle in a public place, pick a place that is well observed and has a secure bike stand. Never leave your bike in a public place for a long time. Remember, a lock will delay thieves, not prevent them.

Register your bike!

Police recommend registering your bike with the Road Traffic Safety Directorate. Once the bicycle has been registered, it will show up in the Transports and drivers state register. No documents are issued to confirm the registration. It is possible to receive a sticker to show that the bicycle is registered, deterring thieves. Registration can help police find the bicycle and return it to its rightful owner.

It is possible to register at CSDD’s e-services portal: http://www.csdd.lv/lat/registracija/velosipedu_registracija/.

Report!

If your bicycle is stolen, report it to the police.

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