Police crack down on dangerous and anti-social bikers in Worcestershire and South Warwickshire

A CRACKDOWN on dangerous and anti-social bikers began in Worcestershire this weekend.

The Safer Roads Partnership, Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police ran a joint operation on Saturday and Sunday to combat problems caused by motorcyclists on the A44 in Broadway and the A26 in Salford Priors, South Warwickshire.

Specialist units involving motorcycle police, speed enforcement officers and the Operational Patrol Unit team were involved in the initiative, which began at the weekend but is set to continue over the summer months around other operational commitments.

The aim of the initiative is to provide a highly visible deterrent to speeding motorists and motorcyclists as well as cracking down on inappropriate riding and nuisance offences such as noise.

Sergeant Stuart Allen from the Operational Policing Unit at Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police said: "In the spring and summer, particularly on nice weekends, these two locations are always busy with bikers testing their skills, and often racing up and down.

“We intend to continue with this initiative until the message gets through to the minority of motorists causing the problems that their activities will not be tolerated. It also demonstrates that the police and the Safer Roads Partnership listen to community concern and act upon it where necessary.”

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8:21pm Sun 25 May 14

skychip says...

Well done. Perhaps West Mercia Police could target Swinesherd Way in Worcester. Noise is terrible especially at weekends.
Well done. Perhaps West Mercia Police could target Swinesherd Way in Worcester. Noise is terrible especially at weekends. skychip
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9:07pm Sun 25 May 14

GaseousClay says...

It's the A46 not A26 that runs through Salford Priors, and while I was there today there were no motorcyclists being pulled over but there were a handful of car drivers... LOL
It's the A46 not A26 that runs through Salford Priors, and while I was there today there were no motorcyclists being pulled over but there were a handful of car drivers... LOL GaseousClay
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9:08pm Sun 25 May 14

speak your mind says...

Why do they feel they have special dispensation to ignore deliberately the Highway Code. Whats the point of spending all that money on a m/cycle to then have to pay fines?
Why do they feel they have special dispensation to ignore deliberately the Highway Code. Whats the point of spending all that money on a m/cycle to then have to pay fines? speak your mind
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7:03am Mon 26 May 14

green49 says...

skychip says...

Well done. Perhaps West Mercia Police could target Swinesherd Way in Worcester. Noise is terrible especially at weekends.

The Police should target Swinesherd Way early hours of the weekend mornings, so called boy racers, been going on for years and about time it was stopped.
skychip says... Well done. Perhaps West Mercia Police could target Swinesherd Way in Worcester. Noise is terrible especially at weekends. The Police should target Swinesherd Way early hours of the weekend mornings, so called boy racers, been going on for years and about time it was stopped. green49
  • Score: 4

12:53pm Mon 26 May 14

take a deep breath says...

The Bromyard Road A44 and the western roundabout at Crown East is being plagued now with a swarm of at least 20 'L' bikers racing around roundabouts and causing real danger to traffic. The noise from the loud exhausts can be heard everywhere..........
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The Bromyard Road A44 and the western roundabout at Crown East is being plagued now with a swarm of at least 20 'L' bikers racing around roundabouts and causing real danger to traffic. The noise from the loud exhausts can be heard everywhere.......... .. take a deep breath
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