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Gloucestershire Police patrols to

improve safety of motorcyclists

 Tuesday 06 August 2019, 3:34 PM

Roads policing officers from Gloucestershire Constabulary are out on their bikes in the Cotswolds this week in an initiative to improve biker safety in the county.

This follows a number of serious and fatal collisions involving motorcyclists in the past two weeks and the officers hope that their tactics will help to reduce the number of casualties in the weeks and months ahead.

The police motorcyclists have been engaging with other bikers as they travelled along the rural routes and plan to extend their patrols to the Forest of Dean and north Tewkesbury.

Sgt Martyn Murawa, of Gloucestershire Constabulary's Roads Policing Unit, said : "Our concern is the safety of all road users whether they live and work in the county or are just travelling through.

"In the past two weeks five motorcyclists have suffered serious injuries as a result of collisions, and two of those have died from their injuries. 

"Too many people are suffering because of this, not just the motorcyclists but other drivers and the families and friends of all involved.

"Statistics show that there is a fairly even split when it comes to responsibility for causing the collision. It's not always the motorcyclist, but equally it's not always car drivers.

"We hope that by increasing patrols and engaging with the motorcyclists we will encourage them to reduce their speed and increase their awareness of the dangers and consequences."

The patrolling officers have already stopped and spoken to a number of motorcyclists making them aware of the recent collisions and offering advice, mainly in relation to speed.

Camera enforcement vans will also be deployed on the main bike routes, particulary the A429 and A44, over the next few weeks and any offences identified will be dealt with.

Members of the public can also help by submitting dash cam or helmet cam footage of any offences they encounter to help with prosecutions and road safety training.


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We presented a cheque for the money we raised last year to the Midlands Air Ambulance Funds manager Mary, during the bike meet at the Flag & Whistle Cafe, Toddington Railway Station, GL54 5DT on 17.04.19 

Many thanks to everyone who helped me with the bike meets
and thank you to everyone who made a donation to the
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity at the 'BIKERS' NITE' bike meets.

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