A FLEET of fluro police motorbikes has hit the road in Queensland in a major operation aimed at containing the state’s road toll over the summer holiday season.
Operation Papa Guardian was launched today and will see 108 new brightly-marked and six unmarked Road Policing Command motorcycles patrolling the Bruce, Warrego and Cunningham highways.
Officers will wear new bright yellow motorcycle jackets to coincide with the official release of the force’s new motorcycle colours.
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Deputy Commissioner Gee said being highly visible deterred offences and realigned driver attention.
“There will be an increased police presence on the state’s major road networks with officers maintaining high visibility in order to discourage the contributing factors of road trauma,” Deputy Commissioner Gee said.
“In order to enhance our high visibility strategy and to maximise motorcycle rider safety, the QPS will utilise new high visibility markings on Road Policing Command Yamaha and Honda motorcycle variants.
“The new and improved motorcycle jackets enhance rider identification and increase visibility significantly.
“The jackets were custom designed so that officers no longer have to wear a vest over their jacket when they depart the motorcycle to conduct road safety activities, which I’m sure our road policing officers will appreciate.”