Traffic police are to crackdown on seven high-speed ‘red routes’ across Northamptonshire, after bikers were clocked doing more than 120mph.
Northamptonshire Police is to run a motorbike safety operation over the next few weeks, aimed at catching speeding bikers and educating riders about the dangers they face when they are out on their bikes.
In a recent speed enforcement operation, three motorcyclists were clocked travelling at speeds of 91, 96 and 121 respectively.
Across Northamptonshire, between January 2010 and December 2012, there were 424 serious injury collisions involving motorcyclists on the roads.
Of those, seven were fatal crashes and 179 involved serious injuries.
As part of the crackdown, officers are to target seven so-called motorbike ‘red routes’ where high numbers of serious collisions have taken place over recent months.
The red routes are:
A361 - Daventry to Banbury
A508 - Northampton to Brixworth
A509 - Wellingborough to Bozeat
A45 - Mereway to Sixfields
A5 - Towcester to Weedon
427 - Oundle to Corby
B645 - Rushden to Kimbolton
Police teams will also run three Bikesafe events, planned for this month, September and October, offering expert advice and guidance on how to stay safe while out and about.
Specialists Operations Inspector Jen Helm said: “This operation, along with the Bikesafe courses, will benefit all road users and help us achieve our primary aim of reducing incidents of serious or fatal road traffic collisions.”
To find out more about the scheme or to book a place, log on to www.bikesafe.co.uk or call 08444 151206.