Police launch Operation Dogma to encourage safe motorcycling

Friday June 17th 2022


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Road policing officers in the Lothians, Fife, Forth Valley and Scottish Borders have launched a safety campaign aimed at promoting and encouraging safe motorcycling on popular routes used by bikers.

As part of Operation Dogma, officers will be patrolling from tomorrow, Saturday, 18 June, 2022, and although this will involve monitoring all road users, there will be a focus on motorcycles.

Unmarked motorcycles with cameras will be using the latest GPS digital recording equipment for the first time, adding to the tools available to road policing officers to make Scotland’s roads safer.

Inspector Michelle Burns said: “Sadly we continue to see motorcyclists seriously injured and even killed in crashes on our roads, particularly during the summer months when more are out and about enjoying favourable riding conditions.

“Road policing officers unfortunately see the devastation that crashes can cause, not just to road users, but to the family and friends of those involved and we want to reduce the number of incidents and help make roads safer for everyone.

“Our aim is to engage with and offer advice to all road users. We will also be carrying out enforcement work and officers will not hesitate to deal with any issues that come up.

“Officers will also be stopping at popular motorcycle rendezvous locations to chat with bikers and help with any issues and provide advice if needed.”

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