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Photo by Craig Baxter.
Photo by Craig Baxter.

Constable Jaimee McDonald supplies a high-visibility vest to motorcyclist Neil Croft, as part of an effort to raise two-wheel awareness among Dunedin road users. Dozens of free bright-yellow vests, supplied by the Accident Compensation Corporation, were given to motorcyclists and cyclists.

''Initially, when motorcyclists were stopped by police, they were a bit worried, but everyone seems supportive of the initiative,'' Sergeant Chris George said.

''We want them to be able to insulate themselves from trouble by making themselves highly visible.''

It appeared many Dunedin cyclists wore visibility vests, but ''we want to spread the word among the motorcycle community, given the traditional black leather gear can be hard to see''.

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