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Another reason to have your bike registered: man in collision identified through BikeRegister

Another reason to have your bike registered: man in collision identified through BikeRegister

BikeRegister doesn’t just protect you against cycle theft….. A man who was hit by a vehicle while out riding was identified by his BikeRegister tag and his family informed of his hospital admission – and the police and BikeRegister are urging more cyclists to sign up.

The man, from Stratford on Avon, was not able to convey his identity to police and ambulance crew, making it impossible to inform family members of his condition.

But having attended one of the many BikeRegister bike marking events held by Warwickshire Police where he had his bike marked using a QR code, the cyclist’s details were retrievable by the police, who were able to contact his family.

Originally designed as an anti-theft measure, the cycle and the owner’s details are put on the BikeRegister database, which police can access 24 hours a day to trace a bike’s owner.

BikeRegister is used by every UK Police Force and there are more than 460,000 bikes already registered on the database.

According to BikeRegister, Specialized, Trek and Giant make up almost 60 percent of bikes stolen in the UK. They’re also the dominant brands of bike shop bikes in the UK, but they don’t dominate the sales figures quite […]

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