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Grass on your dodgy roads

Published: 26 August 2002

Updated: 19 November 2014

Warwickshire police is piloting a scheme to make the roads safer – and it wants your help.

It is part of the force’s " Bikesafe " initiative. They’ve had 1000 cards printed, specifically for riders to use to report hazards and identify dangerous roads.

Police will distribute the cards at dealers and bike meets throughout the county. Those that are returned will be passed to the force’s traffic management officer who will use them to pressure the local Highways authorities for action.

" We realise that poorly maintained roads and hedgerows can cause problems specific to bikes, " said Inspector John Timmis, Warwickshire’s senior incident officer.

" Once bikers bring hazards to our attention we can use our weight to persuade the council to fix the problems. "

Timmis is encouraging other forces to adopt similar schemes. In the meantime, if you know of any dangerous roads in your area you could send details to your local police addressed to the Traffic Management Department.

Inspector John Timmis has been in the news before. Click on the link on the right to read how his force is clamping down on illegal stunting and to leave your comments.

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