Think bike campaign

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Police are encouraging drivers to look out for motorcyclists as part of the ‘Think’ campaign.

Traffic officers will be out on the county’s roads in both marked and unmarked vehicles enforcing motorcyclist offences such as speeding and inconsiderate riding as part of the ‘Think’ campaign, which runs throughout August.

Officers will be giving advice to motorcyclists about staying safe on the roads such as choosing the right helmet, wearing the right gear, riding defensively and offering further training to improve performance and safety.

Traffic officers will be specifically looking at motorcyclists who are a danger to themselves and others through their dangerous riding and whose bikes are unroadworthy. Drivers will also be urged to keep their distance, check for bikes when changing lanes, turning and passing.

Inspector Mark Rogers said: “Over the coming weeks officers will be offering advice and enforcing motorcycling offences.

“There are many traffic officers who are keen motorcyclists, we want people to enjoy the freedom and excitement that motorcycling brings, but in a safe and responsible way when on the county’s roads.”