Did you know that motorcyclists are in involved in accidents resulting in serious injury or a fatality up to 16 more times than a car driver!
Motorcyclists account for just 1% of the traffic on our roads, yet actually number 19% of the total road deaths, a rather disproportionate figure, unfortunately. (Figures compiled by the Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2008).
Accidents that involve additional vehicles (typically cars) account for 75% of the number of killed and injury collisions (KSIs) on our roads, while 51% of accidents take place at road junctions. The remaining 49%, being broken down between KSIs with other vehicles away from a junction (24%) or being involved with a single vehicle only (24%).
With traffic ever increasing on our road system, having to become more vigilant and aware is a necessity for all types of road user, we all have a responsibility to stay safe and not to put other road users or ourselves at risk.