Police backing for motorcycle safety campaign


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Cambridgeshire police are warning motorists to stay aware as part of a month long safety campaign.

Throughout April the Cambridgeshire roads policing unit will run an operation to highlight motorcycle safety.

Last year, five motorcyclists were killed and 84 seriously injured in crashes in the county.

Inspector Mark Rogers, from the road policing unit, said: “Although motorcyclists are responsible for their own safety we can only reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries if other motorists play their part.

“Unfortunately motorcyclists remain an extremely vulnerable road users and it is vital that motorists remain alert and aware of who they are sharing the road with. This is particularly important when approaching bends and junctions.

“We will be targeting those riders and drivers whose poor driving puts them and others at risk throughout April, using unmarked police to target those riders breaking the law.”

Cambridgeshire motorcyclists can benefit from signing up to the BikeSafe scheme, which is a national police-led motorcycle project run by most forces across the country. For further information go to http://www.bikesafe.co.uk/ to register interest.