Officers in Ashford promote responsible motorcycling
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Officers and PCSOs from Ashford’s Community Safety Unit have been working with Kent Special Constabulary to promote responsible motorcycling in the district.
As part of ongoing work to discourage anti-social vehicle use, officers carried out a spot-check in the Rolvenden area, and along the A28, during the evening of Wednesday 1 September 2021.
A speed check was conducted in the village with one ticket issued to a motorcyclist for speeding.
Words of advice were given to several other riders.
Chief Inspector for Ashford, Nick Sparkes said: ‘We will regularly patrol areas when concerns are reported about anti-social behaviour linked to vehicles.
‘The response to officers in the Rolvenden area was very positive and the vast majority of motorcyclists who had gathered were riding safely, respectful to residents and understood why we were there.
‘We often look at ways to encourage responsible riding, such as using the BikeSafe scheme where riders can take part in workshops to learn valuable skills on the road.
‘Anyone who witnesses ongoing issues with vehicles in their own community is encouraged to report it to Kent Police by calling 101 (or 999 if a crime is in progress) or by visiting our website.’