Whilst I fully agree with the clamp down on the great-unlit, I think the comment the officer gave towards helmets is misleading:
Of the passing cyclists, 37 per cent were breaking the law by not using lights, and 87 per cent were breaking the highway code by not wearing helmets and brightly coloured or high visibility clothing. Only four cyclists had all the obligatory and recommended equipment
Forgive me, but until its law - why complain? In fact ..until its proven - why complain? It is a nonsensical comment in all reality.