Cheshire Police to target bikers and kit cars

Cat and Fiddle to be patrolled by road and air

CHESHIRE POLICE are taking part in a massive safety campaign targeting bikers and kit car drivers this weekend.

They will link up with officers from Staffordshire and Derbyshire for the initiative on Sunday.

Education on safe riding and driving will be backed up with rigorous enforcement of speed limits and other regulations, and will include monitoring vehicles from the air.

Sergeant Carl Bailey, from the Cheshire Police Eastern Area Pro-Active Road Policing Team, said: 'We will carry out the enforcement in an even-handed way so motorists who ignore the rules of the road will also be dealt with.

'We concentrate the safety messages on the bikers and kit car drivers because if they are involved in collisions they are far more likely to be killed or seriously injured.

'We stage impact days on the A537 Cat and Fiddle road and the A54 on several weekends during each summer, but this will be on a much larger scale.

'It is the first time we have combined with neighbouring forces.'