Reckless riders' phone folly sees them caught in Cheshire Police holiday crackdown

  Posted: 07.04.21 at 15:23 by The Editor

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FIVE motorcyclists were caught using mobile phones during an Easter holiday police crackdown.

The reckless riders landed in a dragnet mounted by Cheshire Police over the Bank Holiday weekend, during which more than a hundred offences were recorded.

Bikers were pulled over for among other things, dangerous riding, riding without due care and attention, speeding, MOT infringements and even a waste carriage licence offence.

Operation Caesar, which began on April 1 was the force’s seasonal proactive response at key hotspot areas of Cheshire.

Inspector for the force’s Roads and Crime Unit, Steve Griffiths, said: “Our officers spent a considerable amount of time educating riders on how to stay safe on their ride, with many appreciative of our officer’s safety advice.

“Officers did however stop more than a hundred bikers for a number of different offences where they were putting not only their own lives, but innocent road users lives at risk. While we want bikers to enjoy their ride, this cannot be at the expense of other road users’ safety."

Among the offences committed were 12 for riding without due care, 27 excess speed, nine contravening double white lines and eight load offences.

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