Scottish police target small plates
Planning a ride through Scotland this summer? The latest police clampdown on bikes unites three forces and focuses on the popular riding roads around Tyndrum.
Cops from Central Scotland Police, Strathclyde Police and Northern Constabulary will stop riders at Tyndrum and will be carrying out speed checks, check for illegal-sized numberplates and target those who " ride inappropriately " .
On the plus side the police will also be making checks for stolen bikes and the forces say their intention is not to put riders off coming to Scotland. Which is just as well because it hosts the most stunning scenery and traffic-free roads you can reach without getting on a ferry.
Sounds like a sensible ride through central Scotland with the right-size plates on should make your trip hassle free. It would be nice to hear their next clampdown is on drivers who fail to look before pulling out… or on lorry drivers obstructing the road by overtaking one another in slow-motion… well, we can dream.