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Scooters targeted in Operation Pit Stop

Monday 11th October 2010

West Yorkshire road safety and West Yorkshire Police teamed up in an operation to give young scooter riders in Leeds advice on road safety issues.

Officers from the motorcycle wing, local traffic units, road safety team and antisocial behaviour teams went out on patrol over three days aiming to give young riders advice on issues such as machine maintenance, the importance of wearing appropriate clothing, and road user behaviour.

Of the 80 vehicles stopped, nine were seized for issues such as no licence or insurance, 19 fixed penalty tickets were issued, and two warnings were given under Section 59 offences.

Goody-bags were also handed out giving information on the benefits of proper clothing, how to choose the right crash helmet and how to get a full licence.

Dave Glanville, West Yorkshire’s PTW road safety officer, said: “Operations like this are a great way of engaging with young riders and building a relationship between them and the police.

“These are arguably our most vulnerable road users and anything we can do to help them stay safe and provide them with the information they need is a benefit.”

For more information contact Dave Glanville on 0113 2475804.

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So some 35% of riders were prosecuted in some way. Just goes to show the lawlessness of some who believe that they can just jump on a bike and disregard the law. Is it possible to believe that therefore some 35% of persons stopped were in some way alienated by the fact that they got done for offences.

I have no problem with this as anyone who disregards the law needs to be dealt with accordingly and appropriately.
Bob Craven

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