MCIA meets Mayor of London to discuss motorcycle crime
On January 23, representatives of the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) met with the Mayor of London to discuss reducing the capital’s motorcycle and scooter crime.
Among the agenda was discussion about a ‘layered’ approach to motorcycle security – a method which is strongly supported by the Metropolitan Police’s Be Safe campaign.
Tony Campbell, MCIA’s CEO, said: “We have explained to the Mayor that a layered approach to security is proving to be the most effective and realistic way of making theft more difficult. This uses a combination of new technologies like tagging and tracking, and riders are encouraged to always supplement this with physical security in the form of locks and chains. But they need something to lock their bikes to, which is where City Hall can make a difference, in providing more secure parking across London.
“For many hard working Londoners, motorcycles and scooters are the only realistic form of commuter transport, in terms of affordability, reliability and ease of movement. We will do whatever we can to help make sure that riders can go about their business safely on the streets of London and are working closely with both the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office to play our part in achieving this.”