Brighton and Hove bikers in sights of traffic police

Posted On 31 Oct 2009 at 3:34 pm

Motorcyclists are being offered free high visibility vests by Sussex Police as part of a drive to cut the death toll on our roads.

Traffic officers will be offering the free gear when they stop moped and motorbike riders across Brighton and Hove in the coming week if they are not wearing high visibility clothing.

Riders are also invited to stop and pick up free vests from the patrols.

The risk of drivers not seeing motorcyclists rises during the darker winter months so Brighton and Hove Roads Policing Unit is running its campaign from Monday 2 November to Friday 6.

Sussex Police said that many collisions that occur are as a result of drivers claiming not to have seen the rider.

Sgt Paul Wood, of Hove Roads Policing Unit, said: “If we can prevent one collision by encouraging riders to wear bright clothing and be seen then the campaign has been a success.”

The patrols will be at the following locations in Brighton and Hove between 7am and 9am.

Monday 2 November – A23 Patcham.

Tuesday 3 November – A270 Lewes Road by Wild Park.

Wednesday 4 November – A259 Marine Parade / Lewes Crescent.

Thursday 5 November – A259 Kingsway / Princes Crescent.

Friday 6 November – A270 Old Shoreham Road / Weald Avenue.

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