Police aim to cut bike accidents

A COMBINED enforcement and education operation aimed at increasing the safety of motorcycle riders has been launched by Lincolnshire Police.

Motorcyclists are significantly more likely to be seriously injured in a collision than any other road user.

Last year, 10 motorcyclists or passengers were killed on Lincolnshire’s roads, with 106 people seriously injured in motorcycle related collisions.

Already this year, three people have died and four have been seriously injured.

Operation Octane and Operation Stealth see the forces of Lincolnshire, Humberside and South Yorkshire working together across borders to bring an educational message to riders and, where necessary, using enforcement to ensure those riders who treat the roads as a race track will be prosecuted for their actions.

Sergeant Chris Dennett said: ‘We welcome careful and considerate bikers but the small minority who wilfully ride at excessive speed, cause nuisance and represent a danger to other roads users as well as themselves will be targeted and, where appropriate, will be put before the courts. Our aim is to make the roads safer for all.”