196 motorcyclists prosecuted for speeding in East Yorkshire

York Press: 196 motorcyclists prosecuted for speeding 196 motorcyclists prosecuted for speeding

ALMOST 200 motorcyclists have been prosecuted after being caught speeding in East Yorkshire under a new Humberside Police campaign.

Operation Achilles, which has run since 2004, aims to reduce the number of bikers killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads.

Between March and October 2013, 196 people were prosecuted for speeding across East Yorkshire, 48 of whom were travelling faster than 85mph and summonsed to court.

A further 126 people were offered the opportunity to take part in a one-day course which highlights the vulnerability and perception of motorcycle riders.

Officers have been granted funding by East Riding of Yorkshire Council to use an unmarked “camera bike” to capture evidence of dangerous or antisocial driving in the area, along with highly visible traffic patrols throughout the area.

The operation is set to continue into next year.

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10:47am Fri 20 Dec 13

smudge2 says...

Everybody at some times speed...the chances of getting caught are slim but sometimes your luck runs out and you have to pay the piper.
Everybody at some times speed...the chances of getting caught are slim but sometimes your luck runs out and you have to pay the piper. smudge2

12:20pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Sillybillies says...

Seems to me they have a real police force in Humberside.
Seems to me they have a real police force in Humberside. Sillybillies

3:51pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Mr. Marcus says...

Well, North Yorkshire Police, come on and copy Humberside Police!
We all suffer from motor bike maniacs, especially in the good weather.
Speed kills, as we all should know!
Well, North Yorkshire Police, come on and copy Humberside Police! We all suffer from motor bike maniacs, especially in the good weather. Speed kills, as we all should know! Mr. Marcus

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