Top cop’s appeal to bikers
Stay safe in last days of summer
A plea has gone out to bikers to take extra care on the roads in the last few weeks of summer, following the recent death of a Cambuslang motorcyclist.
The Reformer reported last week how 150 bikers lined the streets of Halfway as Raymond Barrett was laid to rest.
Hugely popular dad-of-five Raymond ( 56) tragically died last month in a motorcycle smash.
He is one of four motorcyclists to have lost their lives on Scotland’s roads recently, although there is no question of fault in Ray’s case.
Chief Superintendent Iain Murray, an enthusiastic and experienced biker, said: “I want everyone to enjoy our scenic routes safely, no matter what mode of transport you are using.
“As we come to the end of the motorcycling season, and bikers try to make the most of the remaining dry days, I am urging bikers to remember simple tips to keep safe, such as remembering that it only takes one small lapse in attention to find your speed has crept up, or a bend is sharper than you initially thought.
“All bikers, indeed all road users, should think about their riding and driving and be mindful of the road conditions and other vehicles.
“Road Policing officers in marked and unmarked vehicles will be joined by colleagues on our police motorbikes, to stop and speak to riders and give advice like taking extra care on left-hand bends and staying alert to the speed of the vehicle in front of you. We’ll also have safety camera vans in key locations to remind all road users to watch their speed and enforce the law where needed.”
Tragedy Raymond Barrett from Cambuslang