Road Safety News

Bank Holiday poses risks for bikers

Monday 24th August 2009

RideSafe BackSafe is urging drivers to ‘think bike’ and be patient over the coming Bank Holiday weekend.

RideSafe BackSafe is concerned that a number of factors may increase the risk of collisions and casualties over the Bank Holiday.

Shelby Williams, spokesperson, says: “Our region attracts more than its fair share of holidaymakers and an increased volume of traffic usually means slower speeds. This can lead to impatience, frustration and poor decision-making.

“When traffic is stationary, drivers sometimes u-turn and find another route. This is not necessarily wrong, but they must check all mirrors as motorcycles are often filtering through, and this has caused a number of close calls.”

Click here to visit the RideSafe Backsafe website.


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