Keep an eye out for bikers on Peterborough roads

Motorists are being urged to keep a close eye out for motorcyclists as seasonal bikers return to Peterborough roads.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 5:00 pm
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Motorcyclists account for around 1 per cent of UK road users but are one of the most vulnerable being 38 times more likely than car occupants to be killed per mile they ride.

Last year saw four motorcyclists killed and 47 seriously injured on roads in Cambridgeshire, accounting for 14 per cent of the people killed or seriously injured on the roads in 2016.

Matt Staton, from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, said: “Over the coming weeks, as the weather improves, we expect to see an influx of bikers returning to the roads.

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“Drivers are reminded of the importance of watching out for bikers and to always look carefully when pulling out of junctions, manoeuvring and changing lanes.

“We are also asking all bikers to take their time, plan their rides, and think safety. We don’t want anybody getting caught out, other road users haven’t seen them for a while they do look but can have a tendency not to see bikers.

“I would also urge bikers to sign up to our BikeSafe courses to advance their riding skills.”

Motorcyclists can benefit from signing up to the BikeSafe scheme which is a national police led motorcycle project run by most police forces across the country. For further information visit the Cambridgeshire BikeSafe pages on the police website.