Traffic cops from the mainland have spent the weekend carrying out enforcement checks across the Isle of Wight, but the action attracted some negative reactions near Blackgang today (Sunday).
Officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit have been out and about with speed guns in a bid to catch motorists on selected high speed routes.
4 Police motorcyclists have been working with local officers to look at both speeding and the anti social use of vehicles, which has included targeting motorcyclists on Military Road, Main Road in Shalfleet and Station Road in Wootton.
Earlier today a checkpoint was established at Blackgang to stop and inspect motorcycles for things such as loud exhausts and blacked out visors.
It didn’t take long for the word to spread through social media, but 1 local resident took things a step further by erecting cardboard notices on sign posts either side of the checkpoint, warning ‘Police ahead’.