The Met is launching a new campaign asking Londoners to lock, chain and cover their bikes.
Over 9,000 scooters, motorcycles and mopeds were stolen in London in the last year.
We are mounting operations to arrest those responsible; using faster bikes to catch criminals, “stinger” devices to deflate tyres and a forensic spray to mark individuals committing offences.
We know a large number of bikes are left without extra security; it takes seconds for a thief to steal a moped, scooter or motorcycle, if unprotected.
We are asking Londoners to lock, chain and cover their bikes to make them harder to steal.
See how you can help police in London by making your scooter ‘invisible’ to thieves.
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The campaign is asking riders to layer up their security to reduce their vulnerability to thieves, using the strapline: ‘Lock, chain and cover your scooter to make it less visible to thieves. Adding extra security makes it harder for them to steal’.
The campaign is ongoing and involves:
An online video showing how adding extra security can put thieves off and make a bike ‘invisible’ to them.
Social media, digital advertising and stencilling in parking bays to raise awareness of the risks and what riders can do to make their bikes less attractive to steal.
Working with insurers, CBT providers and dealerships and manufacturers to promote our message, introduce security awareness at the point of purchase and training to help riders develop long term security behaviours.
Speaking to companies that use scooters as delivery vehicles about strategies to improve the safety of their bikes.
Working with partners to develop long term preventative measures, such as better provision of ground anchors in parking bays.
Find out how you can protect your scooter from thieves.