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Police to increase Peak District patrols as 25% of road deaths are motorbikes or cyclists

More than a quarter of people who have lost their lives on Derbyshire’s roads in the last three years, were motorbike riders or cyclists.

This is a shocking amount, seeing as they only make up around 3% of all road users in the UK.

So, over the next few weeks police patrols be focusing on bikes and motorbikes, as the brighter weather will bring more riders out and about into Derbyshire.

Police said:

‘We’ll be spending more time on our most rural roads, to ensure riders are keeping to speed limits and riding with care.

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‘We all have a responsibility to keep ourselves and others safe when we take to the roads. As a driver you should always be considerate of those who are more at risk, by driving and overtaking responsibly. As a motorbike rider or cyclist, it’s really important you know the dangers and ride safely, reading the conditions and being aware of your surroundings.’

Adam Titterton, Sergeant on Derbyshire Police roads policing unit said, “Over the next few weeks, we’ll be spending more time on the roads where we have seen the most incidents involving bikes and motorbikes.

“These areas include Snake Pass and many of our peak district routes, where we more frequently see people speeding and riding both dangerously and carelessly.

“We’ll also be out talking to people and running stop checks to ensure our communities are using roads responsibly. And we will be recommending our BikeSafe course, which is a fantastic chance for motorbike riders to enhance their skills with instruction from our advanced police motorbike riders.”

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