THE Safer Roads Partnership of Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police has launched its 2018 ‘THINK BIKE’ campaign.
From 2015-17 a total of 46 people were killed and 557 seriously injured following collisions involving motorcycles across the two police areas.
This new campaign is targeted at both motorcyclists and car drivers with the aim of increasing general awareness.
Roadside posters are being erected along key motorcycle routes throughout the region where collisions have occurred in the past three years.
As part of the campaign the partnership is also targeting those bikers who haven’t ridden over winter and encouraging them to make a few simple safety checks on their bike before getting back on the road.
The partnership is urging all riders to ensure their bikes are in good working order and to check simple areas such as battery / electrics, tyres, chain, fluids, controls, brakes and chassis.
Police Superintendent Paul Moxley, said: “We’re aiming to make motorcyclists and other road users more aware of the risks present when they are out on the roads and to help us reduce the amount of collisions.”
The Safer Roads Partnership also offers a subsidised ‘Take Control’ motorcycle enhancement course for bikers who want to brush up on their skills, gain more confidence or become a better rider in preparation for their full test.
Courses are highly subsidised with one day courses for only £50 (normal price £150).
For more information visit @rmtmotorcycletraining or RMT Motorcycle Training on Facebook and request a Take Control course.
Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police will also be focusing on various operations throughout the spring and summer months, targeting dangerous and anti-social riders on targeted routes across the region.