Motorbike on loan to Chorley police
8:00am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
A top of the range motorbike will be taken to biker meetings in Chorley and surrounding areas by the police to help deliver safety messages to riders.
The Yamaha FJR1300 has been loaned to road policing officers in the area by Chorley Yamaha.
It will not be used for emergency policing but will be taken to bike meetings in the area, helping officers engage other bikers and get important safety messages across.
During the past five years, motorcyclists have accounted for eight per cent of all casualties and 22 per cent of those killed and seriously injured on the roads.
Sgt Phil Elsden from the road policing unit said: “We are keen to work with motorcyclists to offer safety advice and to help keep them safe on our roads.
“We are working hard to create campaigns to challenge road users’ attitudes and help reduce collisions involving motorcycles. It is great that local businesses are onboard to help us reduce casualties and I would like to thank Chorley Yamaha.”
Richard Moss from Chorley Yamaha added: “I am pleased to support this initiative. We are keen to work with Lancashire Constabulary and biking groups who promote motorcycle safety awareness. Helping to keep bikers safe whilst participating in this exciting form of transport is very important to us, as is improving the riding skills of our customers, enabling them to enjoy motorcycles safely for years to come.”
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