POLICE have issued a warning to bikers to slow down on roads in the town in a bid to 'prevent serious and fatal' road accidents.

As well as making sure motorcyclists observe the rules of the road, police are keen to remind other drivers that motorcyclists are vulnerable.

Sgt Rick Weaver, from the Roads Policing Unit said: "Motorcyclists currently represent a disproportionate number of the people killed or seriously injured on our roads.

"In Cheshire last year eight of the 28 fatalities on our roads involved motorcyclists, and so far this year there have already been five fatal collisions across the county involving motorcyclists.

"If a biker is involved in a collision, or comes off the machine, death or serious injury is a real possibility. Bikers need to remember that and so do other road users.

"We want to persuade drivers of cars, vans and lorries to keep an eye open for bikes and to avoid putting motorcyclists in danger.

"Officers will get that message over whenever the opportunity arises.

"We also know that a small number of motorcyclists consistently use excessive speed, regardless of the risk they pose to themselves and other road users.

"We will target them with robust enforcement activity."

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