Suffolk: Motorcyclist Joins Campaign To Cut Deaths

26 August 2013, 07:55 | Updated: 26 August 2013, 09:19

A motorcyclist who was seriously injured in a crash in Suffolk has joined with the police to try to cut deaths on our roads.

Officers have stopped 13 riders this bank holiday weekend already to give advice and to caution them about their riding.

One motorcyclist suffered life changing injuries after coming off the A146 at North Cove near Beccles last night. It's thought he came off the road and hit a road sign.  He's in the James Paget Hospital.

John was going almost a 120 miles an hour when he crashed near Bury St Edmunds - and in video for Suffolk Police he says the crash was a very harsh reality check:


Temporary Sergeant Dave Shaw from the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing and Firearms Operations Unit said: "Increased numbers of motorcycles historically take to the roads at bank holiday weekends. Reducing the number of people killed or seriously injured on Norfolk and Suffolk's roads remains a priority for us.

"Nationally a quarter of all people killed in road traffic collisions are motorcyclists and we hope by promoting road safety, educating people and where necessary using enforcement people will take heed and consider their actions before taking to the roads.

"The intention of the campaign is to make everyone aware of the dangers they could face and realise the potential consequences of, for example, speeding or careless/dangerous riding."