Police deliver security message to Birmingham’s riders
The West Midlands Police and MCIA MASTER Security Scheme have partnered to deliver a security message to Birmingham’s riders.
Thefts of motorcycles and scooters have been on the increase in the city centre. However, in early August, a survey of Birmingham’s Cathedral Quarter found that just 40% of parked powered two-wheelers were protected by a chain, disk lock or similar device.
Police have since been sticking a polite reminder on parked vehicles with the intention to encourage riders to take extra measures – such as physical locks and chains – to deter thieves.
Since the campaign has been in operation, police have seen the amount of vehicles using additional security protection increase to 90%.
PC Paul Ennis said:
“When we set out on this campaign, we had one simple objective: to make riders aware of the risk of theft when parking a motorcycle and to use some additional security. When we started this, the majority of motorcycles in this area were inadequately protected. Today, the majority are well protected!”
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