Ocean City Installing Free Bike Lights to Reduce Nighttime Accid - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Ocean City Installing Free Bike Lights to Reduce Nighttime Accidents

Posted: May 02, 2018 10:21 PM Updated:

OCEAN CITY, Md.- The town of Ocean City is installing 2,000 bike lights to anyone peddling down the streets in order to reduce nighttime accidents.

Ocean City Councilman Tony DeLuca says with so much traffic during the summer months, he wanted more visibility for those commuting on a bicycle.

"Last year we had three or four bicycle accidents and one is too many," DeLuca said. "I thought about J1 students, dressed in black or dark with just that reflector on at night, it's totally invisible, it's unsafe, it's dangerous. I thought we really need to light the bikes up."

Through grant funding and donations the lights are available for free at every fire station as well as some police stations.  But DeLuca says he thinks as the summer rush approaches, the town will need more lights for bicyclists.  DeLuca says police officers also have lights in their patrol vehicles so they can pull over those without lights. 

"And when they see someone at night, on a bike that doesn't have lights...the penalty and fine is they'll pull them over and install them on the spot for free," DeLuca said. 

In order to have the front and back wheel lights installed, people need to have the bike with them on site. Beginning May 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, town officials will be at City Hall installing bike lights, while supplies last. 

Ocean City local Garrett Connell says he really thinks this will make a difference ahead of the summer season. 

"A lot of my bartender friends, they are getting home super late at night, and you know anyone that's driving that late at night, you want to make sure they can see you," Connell said.

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • WBOC Breaks Ground on Solar Farm

    WBOC Breaks Ground on Solar Farm

    Mar 22, 2019 02:52 PM2019-03-22 18:52:00 GMT
    WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)
    WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm to be built in back of WBOC's Salisbury location. (Photo: WBOC)

    The solar farm, the first in Salisbury city limits, is expected to cover all the energy needs of the television station in Salisbury.

    More

    WBOC will make history in 2019 by building the first solar farm within the Salisbury city limits.  A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at WBOC, where the solar farm will be built on a portion of the 20 acres behind the station's NewsPlex.

    More
  • Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips Due to Metal Fears

    Tyson Recalls Chicken Strips Due to Metal Fears

    Friday, March 22 2019 8:45 AM EDT2019-03-22 12:45:34 GMT
    Friday, March 22 2019 9:18 AM EDT2019-03-22 13:18:28 GMT
    (Photo: Tyson)(Photo: Tyson)
    (Photo: Tyson)(Photo: Tyson)
    Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.More
    Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds (31,297 kilograms) of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal.           More
  • Some Major Companies, Institutions on Delmarva Tapping into Power of the Sun

    Some Major Companies, Institutions on Delmarva Tapping into Power of the Sun

    Mar 22, 2019 03:01 PM2019-03-22 19:01:00 GMT
    Perdue Farms' solar farm at the company's corporate headquarters in Salisbury, Md. (Photo:  Chopper 16)Perdue Farms' solar farm at the company's corporate headquarters in Salisbury, Md. (Photo: Chopper 16)
    Perdue Farms' solar farm at the company's corporate headquarters in Salisbury, Md. (Photo:  Chopper 16)Perdue Farms' solar farm at the company's corporate headquarters in Salisbury, Md. (Photo: Chopper 16)

    WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm that will be built in back of the company's flagship location in Salisbury, Md. It's not just WBOC that is realizing the benefits of adopting solar power. Perdue Farms, Salisbury University and the Town of Ocean City are harnessing the power of the sun to help provide for their energy needs.

    More

    WBOC on Friday held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm that will be built in back of the company's flagship location in Salisbury, Md. It's not just WBOC that is realizing the benefits of adopting solar power. Perdue Farms, Salisbury University and the Town of Ocean City are harnessing the power of the sun to help provide for their energy needs.

    More
  • Most Popular VideosMost Popular VideosMore>>

  • Dorchester County Teachers Demand Change After Violent Student Behaviors

    Dorchester County Teachers Demand Change After Violent Student Behaviors

    Dorchester County teachers came before the school board and superintendent on Thursday night to ask for more support after they say violent student behaviors are growing in the classrooms.

    Dorchester Educators President Katie Holbrook says teachers are being ignored by the board and superintendent in their requests for help, and change needs to happen quickly.

    More

    Dorchester County teachers came before the school board and superintendent on Thursday night to ask for more support after they say violent student behaviors are growing in the classrooms.

    Dorchester Educators President Katie Holbrook says teachers are being ignored by the board and superintendent in their requests for help, and change needs to happen quickly.

    More
  • "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    "Hood Fight Salisbury" Cell Phone Videos

    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
    27 cell phone videos depicting brutal streets fights among teenagers in Salisbury were posted online. Local leaders including the Mayor, State's Attorney and a Reverend react to the media.More
  • Ocean City Officials React to Back to School Start Date

    Ocean City Officials React to Back to School Start Date

    Lawmakers have voted and the choice could be in the hands of Maryland school districts to decide when school is back in session. 

    But, Ocean City officials argue a shorter summer, could negatively impact the local economy. 

    More

    Lawmakers have voted and the choice could be in the hands of Maryland school districts to decide when school is back in session. 

    But, Ocean City officials argue a shorter summer, could negatively impact the local economy. 

    More
Powered by Frankly

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices