It Pays to Know as Much or More Than a Thief

This entry was posted by Rob on Friday, 6 June, 2008 at

Fietsersbond, a Dutch bike group intends to offer lessons on how to steal bikes, in a unique attempt to curb bike theft in the Netherlands. The believe that teaching more people across the country how to steal bikes has showed that big-city bike owners became more security-conscious after taking the training sessions.

“Someone specialized in locks shows people how to unpick them. This teaches people how to better secure their bikes,” a Fietsersbond spokeswoman says.

Last year, about 700,000 bikes were reported stolen in the Netherlands, where 18 million bikes are housed. Bicycles are by far the most common form of transport in the Netherlands.

Fietserbond’s bike theft lessons have also been helping many students who move to big cities like Amsterdam. Usually these new students yet to experience the threat of bicycle theft poorly secure their bikes. “If freshmen move to the city with their bikes, it is a party for bike thieves,” states a Fietsersbond spokeswoman.

People are urged to record thier bike’s serial identification number and report any bike thefts to the police.

As well as bike theft, there are other important safety concerns regarding bicycles. Bicycle Safety Lights are the safe and convenient way to illuminate your bike. These micro bike lights, bicycle headlights and bicycle tail lights are visible at distances up to a mile. Convenient bungee closure attaches to any bike. Long Lasting LED Rated at 100,000 Hours of Use.

These safety lights are also great for hiking and camping. How many times have you gotten up in the middle of the night to walk you wife to the rest room? Now the Bicycle Safety Light can be mounted on top of your tent and guide you back.

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It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your personal well-being?

Yours in safety,


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