Police target motorcycle safety

South Yorkshire Police logo.
South Yorkshire Police logo.

The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership has announced it will be supporting the South Yorkshire Police operation to reduce the number of motorcycle and scooter riders involved in collisions on South Yorkshire roads.

South Yorkshire Police will be carrying out a countywide operation from tomorrow (April 1) until April 13.

Officers will be focusing on both high powered bikes and those riders who use scooters or motorcycles under 125cc to get about.

They will be carrying out vehicle checks, advising on suitable protective clothing and promoting further rider training.

In 2012, four motorcyclists were killed and 90 were seriously injured on South Yorkshire roads.

Throughout the next two weeks, the Safer Roads Partnership will be working with Police officers to help keep riders safe.

As well as offering advice to riders, officers will also be handing out Think Bike hi visibility vests.

Sergeant Graham Sayner said “As the start of the main motorcycling season approaches, we are looking to highlight the importance of motorcycle safety and to remind riders that their perceived skill level may not be as high if returning from the winter break”

“We also encourage motorcyclists to take further training to increase their observation and planning skills, which will lead to a smoother riding style which will hopefully increase their level of safety”.