Up to 2,500 traffic police to watch over London's rush hour

Operation Safeway organised by the MET will see bad behaviour on the roads puled up at 166 junctions
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The Metropolitan Police has reacted to the recent spate of cycling deaths with the launch of 'Operation Safeway', which at its peak will see up to 2,500 traffic police overseeing 166 key junctions in London.

Running from today through to Christmas, around 650 officers are said to be deployed at present, with that number gradually increasing through the festive period.

Operation Safeway will involve the use of fixed penalty notices to anyone breaking traffic laws, including pedestrians and cyclists.

Read more on the news on the BBC.

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