Offences Detected in Operation to Reduce Serious and Fatal Collisions
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Over the last Bank Holiday weekend, motorcycle officers from Cleveland Police Roads Policing Unit took part in an operation aimed at reducing serious and fatal collisions on our roads, particularly raising awareness of the most vulnerable road users on our roads, such as motorcyclists.
Officers carried out both engagement and enforcement action, and came across a number of offences.
Amongst the offences detected were 58 speed offences on the Coast Road and A171 in Redcar and Cleveland, one driver using a mobile phone at the wheel, one driver with no licence and one with no insurance, and one section 59 warning issued for antisocial driving and two white line offences.
Several bikers were spoken with and given advice around using the correct equipment to help keep them safe.
Sergeant Mark Kewley said: “These operations will continue as we strive to reduce the number of serious and fatal collisions on our roads. The operation was well-received by the majority of drivers we spoke with, and we thank those who offered their support.
“Motorcyclists and those on two wheels are some of our most vulnerable road users and it’s important that we try to keep people as safe as we possibly can by raising awareness and ensuring that we hold all drivers of all vehicles accountable if they don’t abide by the law.”