BX10 LBL This is a three-wheeled Piaggio MP3 motorbike belonging to the Metropolitan Police, London. It is fitted with blue flashing lights and is usually driven by PCSOs working for the Safer Transport Command. The blue light are only used when stationary to warn motorists of its presence by the side of the road or to protect a scene, as the riders aren’t response trained. It is one of dozens that were introduced from June 2010.
The rear view, showing the small Transport for London logo. The Met is the first force in the country to use this type of vehicle. There are two derivatives in use by the Met, the 400LT and the 250IE. The larger engined model requires a category B1 driving licence and the smaller engined model only requires a restriced category A licence.
The bike merging back into traffic. You can see how narrow it is compared to cars. The bikes require minimal additional training to ride as they can be ridden without having a motorbike licence. They are also much more environmentally friendly than cars.