Police drive to reduce motorbike casualties

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Roads policing officers will be taking to Norfolk and Suffolk’s roads this bank holiday weekend in a continued bid to reduce the number of motorcycle casualties across the two counties.

There have been 31 fatalities on Norfolk’s roads so far this year, with 8 people being killed as a result of a motorcycle collision.

In Suffolk there have been 14 fatalities this year, with 6 of those people being killed as a result of a motorcycle collision.

Officers will be taking to the roads this weekend, to promote safe riding principles, educating motorcyclists and targeting those who break the law.

Throughout Sunday (25 August) in Norfolk and bank holiday Monday (26 August) in Suffolk, patrols will be taking place along main routes to deter speeding and anti-social use of motorcycles.

Temporary Sergeant Dave Shaw from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit said: “Increased numbers of motorcycles historically take to the roads at bank holiday weekends. Reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on Norfolk and Suffolk’s roads remains a priority for us.

“Nationally a quarter of all people killed in road traffic collisions are motorcyclists and we hope by promoting road safety, educating people and where necessary using enforcement people will take heed and consider their actions before taking to the roads.

“The intention of the campaign is to make everyone aware of the dangers they could face and realise the potential consequences of, for example, speeding or careless/dangerous riding.”