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A CAMPAIGN by police is using videos shot from a motorcyclist’s perspective to improve road safety and behaviour.

Hampshire Constabulary’s Joint Operations Unit has released two new Go-Pro urban rider videos shot from the point of view of a motorcyclist. The films show an advanced police motorcycle trainer on a civilian motorbike who can be heard talking through what he is observing and doing in his journey.

The purpose of the campaign is to improve rider behaviour, improve road safety and contribute to a reduction in the number of killed and seriously injured motorcyclist casualties.

In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in 2015, there were nine motorcyclists killed and 259 seriously injured.

Road Safety Sergeant, Rob Heard said: ‘We have identified three high-risk groups of motorcyclists. These are leisure riders, commuters, and young scooter riders.

‘We’ve created a short video for safe urban riding and highlighted what hazards riders need to be aware of and how to reduce the risks associated with riding in urban areas.’

We’ve created a short video for safe urban riding and highlighted what hazards riders need to be aware of

Road Safety Sergeant, Rob Heard

Sgt Heard added: ‘We are asking riders and motorists to look out for each other and be considerate towards each other.’