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Help requested posted on 20th April 2016:

Motorcycle Enforcement Vehicle

In Scotland we are thinking about purchasing a motorcycle to carry out enforcement primarily on routes with a history of collisions involving motorcyclists. I'm looking for some information from people who are using or have currently used a motorcycle for enforcement. Do you know of any statistics which suggest that motorcyclists comply better with enforcement carried out with a motorcycle? Did you have a media launch when you started using your bike? Do you have a separate comms strategy for using the motorbike? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Julie Smith

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Response posted on 20th April 2016 by:
Simon Carlisle

E: simon.carlisle@humberside.pnn.police.uk
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Unmarked motorcycle

Hi, I run our unmarked motorcycle operations, Op Achilles, which is NPCC good practice for motorcycle enforcement. I have a swathe of information so please feel free to ring me or e-mail me. You would be welcome to come down to see the Op, or i can come up and give a presentation as I have done with some european police agencies.


Response posted on 20th April 2016 by:
David Langham

E: d.langham@sky.com
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Motorcycle Enforcement

Good Afternoon Julie
I was a Police traffic motorcyclist engaged on enforfement of riad traffic issues and the education of motorists and mororcyclists alike. I found that the average motorcyclist responded well to being advised by another motorcyclist. As it appeared that the educational aspect was well recieved by another motorcyclist.
If this is of any help feel free to make contact.
Dave
d.langham@sky.com


Response posted on 21st April 2016 by:
Dave Robinson

E: dlrobinson@somerset.gov.uk
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Motorcyclist enforcement

Avon & Somerset Police use camera bikes for speed enforcement - carry livery, and respond to local community requests for potential speed problems. Here at Somerset County Council Road Safety, we have a liveried Triumph Explorer and a Ducati 1198 Corse SP which are used for education/events/motorcycle & ped checks etc, but not enforcement. Without a doubt, if you are at an event or assisting Police at events, the bikes make a massive difference to positive engagement with bikers.


Response posted on 21st April 2016 by:
Sarah Collins

E: sarah.collins@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk
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Motorcyclist Enforcement- Merseyside

Over the last 3 years in Merseyside we have run Operation Brookdale. This has targeted the illegal and anti-social use of Motorcycles both on road & off road and has included additional enforcement of on road offences.

The enforcement is carried out by uniformed officers on marked Police motorcycles. The use of plain motorcycles is generally not well received within the motorcycling community (it is seen as sneaky). Prior to the on road enforcement phase of the operation we do a period of Engagement with bikers highlighting the risks and common offences we see.

Officers visit the usual biker haunts around the county and also patrol key arterial routes used by commuters.

Following the engagement phase, generally we have a zero tolerance approach to errant riders. The operation takes place between May and Sept with a team of 6 officers.

Motorcycle KSI figures in Merseyside are not particularly high and fluctuate year on year with a very small percentage change. However feedback mostly anecdotally from the vast majority of bikers is they are far more tolerant and in some cases welcome the additional enforcement when coupled with a period of engagement.
Mike Abram Merseyside Police


Response posted on 22nd April 2016 by:
John Lambert

E: lambertj235@bigpond.com
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Motorcycle Enforcement

Just a note of caution in regard to OHS. Putting an enforcement officer on a motorcycle exposes them to a dramatically greater risk of trauma. Research shows ~20 times increase in risk of death and ~40 times increase in risk of serious injury. And if you involve them in pursuits (difficult for cars to pursue motorcycles) the increase in risk of death will be ~20,000 times, and of serious injury will be ~2500 times greater than for normal passenger car travel.


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