The City of Eunice is once again registering bicycles following officers increase in stopping bicyclists.
Police Chief Randy Fontenot says the law that bikes must be registered has been on the books since 1978 but hasn’t been enforced in years.
He is hoping that by re-instituting the ordinance, the city can improve bicycle safety and reduce thefts. Fontenot says that a bicycle someone has may be stolen but without that registration, police can’t check to see if a theft has occurred.
“It’s a good way for us to keep a record of it and try to return the bicycles to the rightful owner and also encourage people now to start reporting their bicycles stolen so we can do what we need to do for that,” Fontenot said.
The registration marks will be placed onto the seat pole of the bike or other visible areas of the bicycle. Registration can be done at the Eunice Police Department.