Police urge motorcyclists to stay safe on the roads
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Motorcyclists are being reminded to take their safety seriously as part of a campaign.
Throughout August the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit has been running a THINK! Motorcycle operation.
Inspector Mark Rogers said: “With the warmer weather the condition are perfect for riders and we usually see increase in the number of motorbikes on the road.
“We want to ensure that all of those motorcyclists stay safe and would urge riders to take sensible precautions when out on their bikes, including wearing the proper protective equipment, regardless of the weather.
“Sadly, motorcyclists are still some of the most vulnerable road users and that is why it’s so important that riders are extra vigilant.”
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As part of the campaign, traffic officer Simon Burgin has written a blog on how motorcyclists can protect themselves and advises riders to gear up and wear proper protective equipment, even in the heat.
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Cambridgeshire motorcyclists can benefit from signing up to the BikeSafe scheme, which is a national police-led motorcycle project run by most forces across the country. For more information visit www.bikesafe.co.uk.
For more information and safety advice visit www.think.gov.uk/motorcyclesor www.twistandride.net