Police drive to improve road safety in area

POLICE are to display warning signs at accident hot spots across the Dearne Valley as part of a drive to improve road safety.

Figures revealed three motorcyclists were killed and 84 left seriously injured on the roads of South Yorkshire in 2011.

The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will now be displaying a series of ‘Beware Bikers’ and ‘Think Bike, Look Twice’ signs along stretches of road that have seen accidents.

It is hoped the signs will make drivers and riders more aware of each other and copies will also be shown at a range of bike shops and test centres across the area.

Motorcycle safety officer, Del Preece, said: “The signs are being placed on biker routes and at junctions that have previously been the scenes of biker collisions, some of which have sadly had tragic consequences.

“There are two types of signs that we will be placing on roads across the county. The Think Bike, Look Twice signs will be displayed at junctions that have historically seen a number of collisions including motorcycles and the Biker Beware signs will be placed on stretches of road where bikes have been involved in single vehicle collisions.

“As a driver, if you hurt or kill someone on the roads it will stay with you forever.”