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Grampian Police motorcycle Zenith drive relaunched

A campaign to cut motorcycle crashes in Grampian has been relaunched after its first year was hailed a success.

Grampian Police said Operation Zenith helped cut the number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured by 22% last year.

The emergency services, councils, and motorcyclists themselves are among those involved in the initiative.

It aims to make bikers more aware of their safety, and also to make other motorists aware of biker vulnerability.

Pc Neil Robertson said: "We are delighted to say that during 2010 we saw a 22% reduction in the number of fatal and serious motorcycle collisions in the Grampian area and we hope to build on this in the future."

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