Police are to crack down on seven high-speed ‘red routes’ across Northamptonshire, after bikers were clocked doing more than 120mph.
Officers will run a motorbike safety operation over the next few weeks, aimed at catching speeding bikers and educating riders about the dangers they face on their bikes.
In a recent speed enforcement operation, three motorcyclists were clocked travelling at speeds of 91, 96 and 121 respectively.
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 resulted in 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.
Inspector Jen Helm said: “This operation will benefit all road users and help us achieve our primary aim of reducing incidents of serious or fatal road traffic collisions.”
Seven dangerous roads across Northamptonshire are to be targeted by police.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.