Sergeant Stuart Allen from Warwickshire and West Mercia Police said: “In the spring and summer, particularly on nice weekends, these three locations in South Warwickshire are always busy with bikers testing their skills, and often racing up and down.”

The majority of the offenders were dealt with education rather than prosecution. Officers dished out five cautions for speeding and one vehicle was seized for having no insurance.

Not only are the police cracking down on dangerous speeding, they are also targeting inappropriate riding and noisy bikes which are being regarded as “nuisance offences”.

It comes after residents complained about both the noise and speed of bikers.

Sgt Allen confirmed it was only the start of the campaign which will run throughout the summer.

“We intend to continue with this initiative until the message gets through to the minority of motorists causing the problems that their activities will not be tolerated,” he said.

As well as the A46, activity also focused on the Kinwarton Road in Alcester, Tower Hill in Bidford and the B4088 in Salford Priors.

The initiative was run by The Safer Roads Partnership, who are part of Warwickshire and West Mercia Police. For more information follow @ThinkSaferRoads on Twitter.

Photo: Ian Britton