Safe bikes in focus

Cromford Hill hole
Cromford Hill hole

AN OPERATION to reduce the number of deaths and injuries involving motorcyclists on Derbyshire roads is being launched on Good Friday.

Operation Focus, funded by the Derby and Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership, will run until September. 136 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads last year compared to 94 the previous year. Chief Inspector Steve Wilson said: “We are absolutely committed to keeping people safe on the roads of Derbyshire. We’re not trying to catch bikers out. We want them to come to our county and enjoy our roads but most of all, we want them to ride sensibly and safely.”

Police will patrol the 13 roads where collisions are most common, which includes the A6 between Ambergate and Buxton. An event will be held on Easter Sunday, at Matlock Bath’s Pavillion car park between 1pm and 4pm.