- Motorcyclists are roughly 35 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants, per mile ridden.
- In 2012, 328 motorcyclists died and 5,000 were seriously injured in road collisions in Great Britain.
- 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions
The following tips will help keep you and other road users safe.
Make sure you:
- anticipate the actions of others
- are alert and observant
- can slow down and stop if the unexpected happens
- position yourself in the safest and best place to maximise your visibility of potential hazards
- take a ‘lifesaver’ glance over your shoulder before carrying out manoeuvres, so you know where others are and what they’re doing.
Wear the right gear
Fall off your bike and tarmac will shred through your jeans in seconds. Wearing the right gear is just as important to your safety as servicing your motorcycle and knowing how to ride it.
- Wear bright or florescent gear during the day and reflective gear at night
- Bikers must wear a protective jacket, gloves, boots and trousers