Speed cameras ready to target motorcyclists
A new speed camera campaign is being launched across Devon and Cornwall to reduce the number of motorcyclists being killed on the region's roads.
The Peninsula Road Safety Partnership has revealed there will be an increased safety camera presence at weekends and in the evenings throughout the summer.
Inspector Richard Pryce, head of roads policing for the partnership, said that motorcyclists make up just one per cent of road traffic but, in 2011, represented 30 per cent of road fatalities in the region.
"It is vital that motorcyclists understand their vulnerability on the roads," Insp Pryce said.
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"Whilst it's right to enjoy riding, there is a need to ride sensibly and legally.
"We have some of the most beautiful routes to ride in the South West, but travelling at speed or riding in an aggressive manner will potentially lead to a collision and injury.
"We must reduce the number of injury collisions involving motorcyclists on our roads.
"In an effort to do this we are mounting educational and enforcement campaigns in support of the Peninsula Road Safety Partnership and publicising we are doing so."