Clampdown on un-roadworthy bikes catches 15 times as many cars

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A police clampdown on un-roadworthy motorcycles ended up catching up to 15 times more cars than bikes.

Police had warned riders in advance: ‘Don’t risk it by taking to the roads without ensuring that your motorcycle is in a fully roadworthy condition.’

But only eight out of 129 vehicles caught in the three-day clampdown were motorcycles.

A further 629 speeding offences were detected in the Scotland-wide operation – but only 39 involved motorcyclists.

Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell