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Operation Bordeaux - helping to protect Warwickshire road users from harm

Published: 19th November 2010 13:22
More than 100 motorcyclists have been given fixed penalty notices for speeding during a series of targeted policing operations across Warwickshire this year.

The notices were issued during Operation Bordeaux which runs between April and November.

There were also 95 motorcyclists cautioned for speed offences and more than 70 other road traffic offences dealt with.

Officers from the Warwickshire Police Operations Task Force, using marked and unmarked motorbikes and cars, patrolled routes around known locations for motorcycle meets as well as other hot spots.

These included the A446 at Bassetts Pole, roads around the Waterman public house at Hatton and the A46 at Oversley Green and Snitterfield.

Inspector Robin Clifton, who leads Operation Bordeaux, said:
"Operation Bordeaux has been run for the past three years as part of our commitment to protecting people from harm on the road.

"Although it is specifically focussed on powered two wheelers it has also identified a large number of car drivers who were potential harm causers either through their speed or manner of driving.

"Speed is one of the top four causes of death and serious injury on the roads, along with driving whilst under the influence of alcohol, failure to wear seat belts and driving whilst distracted (including using mobile phones).

"Officers from the Operations Task Force conduct a number of different operations throughout the year, each focussing on a particular section of the driving community and each with the aim of protecting road users from harm."

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