Adam Pipe, casualty reduction manager for Essex Police, said KSI stats, which cover those killed or seriously injured in accident, are falling among the traditional biker demographic.
Instead, his officers are seeing younger riders, often on mopeds, riding dangerously.
He said: “Motorcycle casualties remain a massive part of our overall casualty data, it’s about 25 per cent of all of our KSIs.
“It’s a very, very vulnerable group.”...tell us who you really mean?
Mr Pipe said police are being “bombarded” with reports of youths and young men riding motorbikes and mopeds in a dangerous fashion around housing estates and on main roads, often without helmets. This has led to a high visibility crackdown, particularly in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock.
He said: “These are off-road bikes using the highways, motorcycles that are unregistered, made-up number plates, that sort of stuff.
“There is some really poor riding behaviour from a key group of individuals that seem to think they are above and beyond the law. They seem to think they are untouchable.”Gosh. I can't imagine who you might be talking about...