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Nationwide roll out for Operation Zenith model

Mark Bloch, Neil Robertson, Ian Smith, Martin Marshall, Derek Donald, Craig Shirlaw and Steve Milne

Mark Bloch, Neil Robertson, Ian Smith, Martin Marshall, Derek Donald, Craig Shirlaw and Steve Milne

The Operation Zenith safety campaign model is to be rolled out across Scotland following its success in engaging with north-east motorcyclists.

Operation Zenith launched for its fifth and final year at the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service base in Aberdeen on Friday, March 14.

The scheme aims to reduce the number of collisions involving motorcyclists by adopting an innovative multi-agency approach to raising safety awareness.

While this is the campaign’s last year, partners are committed to continue it and are already in discussions about what form it will take in the future.

Police Scotland is adopting the Operation Zenith approach of engaging motorcyclists in a two-way dialogue, raising awareness of safety issues as well as a continued focus on enforcement of criminal behaviour, and the model will be adopted by police divisions across Scotland.

In the north-east, Operation Zenith will host a number of exciting events this year to raise awareness of issues affecting bikers on roads in Aberdeen City, Shire and Moray including “Be A Better Biker” training sessions, run in partnership with the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)following a successful pilot scheme last year.

It will also have a presence at the Wheels 2014 event at the AECC and Grampian Motorcycle Convention in September.

 

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