Motorbike campaign

20th November, 2009

Fire, police and road safety professionals will be at a north Shropshire pub popular with bikers on Saturday, November 21st from midday to talk about plans to reduce motorcycle road deaths in the county.

With eight motorbike riders killed this year on Shropshire roads, they will outline a series of safety events planned over the next few months aimed at cutting the death toll.

They will also answer questions from residents about complaints of noise and speed involving motorcyclists who congregate at the popular Stormy Petrel pub near Market Drayton.

"Up to 600 motorcyclists gather there at times and we hope to educate them about the dangers of speed," said Robert Rondel, Road Safety Technical Officer with Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The fire service Outreach vehicle will be at the scene with safety information for the bike riders as part of the joint safety campaign with police and the West Mercia Road Safety Partnership.