Scooters targeted in Operation Pit Stop
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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