A CYCLIST has been given a verbal warning after jumping a red light and riding into the path of an oncoming car.

The cyclist was in front of a marked police car in the Fareham area when they went straight through the red light, forcing the driver of the oncoming vehicle to take evasive action.

Posting on the Fareham Cops Facebook page one officer said: "Just when you think you've seen it all before.

"Whilst out on patrol today I was behind a cyclist who went straight through a red light at lane-controlled roadworks and into the path of an oncoming car.

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"Thankfully, the driver saw what was happening and gave room for the cyclist to pass by.

"After being stopped and given a verbal warning, they were sent on their way. Explained that not seeing the red light (or the marked police car) does not cut the mustard.

"Cyclists are one of the most vulnerable users of the roads and the rules are there for a reason.

"Aside from potentially being issued with £50 Fixed Penalty Notice, getting seriously hurt or killed on a road for the sake of waiting a couple of minutes at the red light just isn't worth the risk.

"The rules apply to ALL road users, including cyclists."

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