Motorcyclists represent only 3% of traffic on our roads with an
increase during rush hours, periods of fine weather and holiday
weekends, but as a car driver you should always be alert to
motorbikes, and the hazards their riders may face.
Many road users fail to fully understand motorcycling and little
more what motivates a rider to do so.
Motorcyclists, especially those who are advanced trained, will
need to use road space for safety, stability and further
observations but this can be a mystery to other road users and may
even be perceived as aggressive. Couple this with stereotyping
based on common, but mostly incorrect, beliefs and it can lead to
friction between those concerned.
Attempts are being made to educate drivers but it is clear that
they might not always expect the sudden appearance of a motorcycle.
It is therefore necessary for a rider to ride defensively in order
to be safe.
We are encouraging car drivers to show consideration to bikers
and, in return, we are asking that bikers continue to use the road
safely and with awareness for other users.
For your own safety
Never be influenced by the exhilaration of excessive speed or
irresponsible group riding.
Motorcycle riding requires a high level of skill and
concentration if the rider is going to ensure full control
associated with stability, acceleration and external influences
Want to know more?
workshops offer vital information on how to realise your potential,
whilst increasing your skill, as well as an on road demonstration
and assessment. The workshops are fully subsidised for any rider
with a full motorcycle licence, regardless of residency.
Whether you passed your bike test six months ago, six years ago
or, indeed, twenty-six years ago, you can always improve your level
of skill to make your riding not only safer but also more
here to find out more about BikeSafe
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