Joint Initiative To Help Bikers Stay Safe On Merseyside Roads


Merseyside Police and partners, Wirral Council and Mersey Tunnels Police, are launching a joint safety initiative to help motorcyclists stay safe on the region’s roads.

Bikers will have the opportunity to speak to police and road safety officers on Thursday, 30 July when officers will be present at the entrance to the Mersey tunnels (Wirral side) in the morning and afternoon.

Throughout the summer Merseyside Police will also be using unmarked and camera equipped police vehicles to detect careless and dangerous drivers.

Sergeant Paul Mountford from Merseyside Police’s roads policing team said: ““Throughout the summer we will be using our latest unmarked and camera equipped police vehicles to detect careless and dangerous riders and drivers who are a danger to themselves and other road users. Our approach on enforcement has not changed; we will robustly enforce the law to reduce the risk to all road users”.

Dave Rees the head of Wirral Council’s Road Safety Team said: “We want to riders to share some of their experiences with us so that we can hear first-hand what and where the dangers are for motorcyclists. It’s their chance to speak to police and road safety officers who are themselves bikers”.

Every riders who turns up at the stand will receive information and advice about riding in Merseyside as well as learning about the Bikesafe scheme. They will also receive a free biker-related gift.

The end of the summer will be marked by National Motorcycle Week which will be held from August 31 to September 6 when police and road safety teams will again be conducting extra enforcement and engaging with bikers at a number of venues across Merseyside.

Members of the public can report dangerous or careless drivers and motorcyclists by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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