A SUCCESSFUL scheme to cut motorcycle deaths is being extended to West Yorkshire.
The scheme was launched in North Yorkshire by the police and county council.
Now neighbouring forces in West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Humberside, Cleveland and Durham have agreed to support the operation which saw motorcycling fatalities fall from 28 to 17 last year.
Through the summer months, officers from all the forces will engage in simultaneous days of action using high-profile patrols concentrating on enforcement and targeting dangerous riders.
Cross-border initiatives are also planned.
North Yorkshire Assistant Chief Constable David Collins said: "I am delighted that we are receiving this support from our colleagues in neighbouring forces as deaths on the road are not just an issue for North Yorkshire Police, but for every police force in the country."