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Nottinghamshire Police officers engaging with motorcyclists to drive down serious injury collisions on county’s roads





Over the past three years (2021-2023) there were 660 motorcyclists injured in collisions on the county’s roads, with 240 people killed or seriously injured in those collisions.

In 2023 alone, there were 211 motorcyclists injured in collisions on the force’s roads, with 84 people killed or seriously injured in those collisions.

Now, as more motorcyclists take to the roads with the warmer weather, Nottinghamshire Police is urging those travelling on two wheels to take extra care to improve safety and reduce the number of serious injury collisions.

Nottinghamshire Police is aiming to drive down serious injury collisions involving motorcyclists.
Nottinghamshire Police is aiming to drive down serious injury collisions involving motorcyclists.

As part of its ongoing proactive road safety work, Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated Roads Policing Unit has been out and about, using a BMW motorbike, to engage with motorcyclists, share their knowledge, and encourage safe riding.

Sergeant Mark Baker, of the Roads Policing Unit and Serious Collision Investigation Unit, said: “Unfortunately we are still seeing a large number of serious injury collisions on our roads involving those using two-wheeled transport, particularly motorcycles but also e-scooters and e-bikes.

“We want to ensure we are doing all we can, using both education and enforcement, to keep these groups of people and other road users safe.

“If you haven't ridden for a while, please do all the necessary checks on your motorbike, including the brakes and tyres, before you set off.

“Please familiarise yourself with your bike and take it steady, especially if this is your first ride of the year.

"The roads will be busier as the weather warms up, so please ensure you are visible and you are wearing the correct personal protective equipment at all times.”



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