Staying Safe on the Road Applies to Every One of Us

The Chief Constable of North Wales has been out on patrol on the region’s roads urging motorcyclists to stay safe.

Chief Constable Mark Polin was out on a police motorbike as part of the force’s ongoing campaign to reduce deaths and serious injuries on the roads of North Wales.

The campaign also sees officers from GoSafe, the All Wales Casualty Reduction Partnership being deployed on routes looking at all motorists.

The Chief Constable said: “As a passionate biker myself I am proud to offer my full backing for Operation Darwen.”

"We are committed to keeping people safe on the roads and our message is clear - we want people to enjoy the freedom of the road but to do so safely and responsibly. Anyone who chooses to ignore the safety message will be dealt with robustly.

“All too often police and our partners in the other emergency services are called to serious and fatal road traffic collisions across North Wales. Staying safe on the road applies to every single one of us, whether we have two or four wheels on our vehicle. I would urge riders and drivers to think about their behaviour and what changes they could make to improve their own safety and that of other road users. Positive action will be taken against those who flout the law.”

Bikers are also being urged to ensure they are wearing the correct protective equipment when riding, even during the warm weather. Tyres should always be checked as worn or under inflated tyres haven previously been a common theme during collisions.

Throughout the campaign BikeSafe representatives have been out speaking to riders at various events and locations across the region promoting the workshops.  To book a space on a workshop please visit

Social media users can follow the campaign via the #OpDarwen and #RideSafely hashtags

Tuesday, 06 September 2016