Devon and Cornwall police are meeting and sharing information with European forces and motorcycle meets in order to clamp down on motorcycle speeding within the area. A week-long campaign has begun in order to tackle many road safety issues but mainly focussing on speeding and reducing deaths on the roads. Information will be gathered relating to penalties issued and the number of collisions during the week long campaign. This information will be shared with TISPOL, an organisation focused on policing Europe’s roads. The Safer Roads Support Unit will also be conducting speed checks on roads where there is a history of collisions or speeding drivers. Operations will be conducted around motorcycle meets which will encourage drivers to stay safe while riding and to deter anti-social riding. Police will also be actively using enforcement methods on the roads in the area as normal. It is hoped the campaign will help to prevent needless deaths on the roads of Devon, Cornwall and the rest of Europe by issuing penalties where appropriate.
Risks to motorcycle drivers
Motorcycle speeding campaigns like these can help to prevent serious injury to one of the most vulnerable groups of road users. Motorcycle drivers are twice as likely to sustain a serious injury from a collision or crash than a vehicle driver which indicated the need for such campaigns and crackdowns. A combination of enforcement and education can highlight the main potential hazards and risks to motorcycle drivers and can help motorcyclists to ensure that other road users are also safe. Many drivers are not as vigilant as they should be so, if you have been involved in a road accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Claiming road accident compensation
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Source: North Devon Journal
Date Published: September 9, 2014
Author: David Brown