We’re committed to making motorcycling safer across Essex.
That means reducing the number of crashes, collisions and
casualties on the county’s roads.
We have a team of experienced police
motorcyclists to educate riders, tackle dangerous driving and make
the roads a safer place for motorcyclists.
Essex Police currently has 10 motorcyclists, nine marked and two
unmarked bikes patrolling the county to help reduce the number of
motorcyclists killed and seriously injured on the roads of
We’re doing this in three ways:
- Education – Helping motorcyclists become safer
riders by passing on our officers’ skills and experience and
providing riders with further training if necessary.
- Enforcement – Taking action against
careless or dangerous driving, excess speed, vehicles involved in a
crime and riders without tax or insurance.
- Engineering – Working with Essex County Council to make problem
roads a safer place.
Keeping your motorcycle safe
- Ensure your motorcycle or moped has adequate security and you
have sufficient insurance to cover any loss. Take a photograph of
your vehicle and any distinguishing features.
- You are less likely to have your motorcycle or moped stolen if
it has an alarm fitted and you have relevant labelling on the
motorcycle. Alarms with movement sensors are preferable as they
activate when the motorbike is moved. Look for a Thatcham approved
alarm and/or immobiliser.
- Fit a tracker which can be monitored with a smart phone app or
by a monitoring station.
- A ground anchor and good quality disk locks, security shackles
and chains will prevent someone easily removing your motorbike.
Look for 'Sold Secure' www.soldsecure.com or Secured
by Design www.securedbydesign.com
- Consider property marking your motorbike components with a
suitable product and again having relevant labelling on the
motorcycle. This will make it less desirable to thieves and harder
for them to dispose of it or sell it on.
- Park your bike in a locked garage or enclosed area whenever
possible. If not, cover your bike with a suitable cover and park in
a well-lit area or in a Park Mark approved car park www.parkmark.co.uk.