‘Travel like you know them’: Road safety made personal
Earlier this summer, the UK government relaunched its THINK! road safety campaign, reminding people to ‘Travel like you know them’ to highlight the human cost of road traffic accidents. The...
A recent Parliamentary debate highlighted the need for a government strategy to promote motorcycling throughout the UK. It also called for the provision of appropriate investment to enhance infrastructure and road safety measures.
Since 2000 there has been a 131% increase in motorcycles being registered. An estimated 1.4 million people now use motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds in the UK.
Bill Wiggins MP raised the Parliamentary debate which appeared to be well received and supported across the House.
The Government needs further action and investment to encourage and support motorbikes as a low-congesting and low-polluting practical alternative to motor cars.
Tim Blackwell, Director at Novum Law, said:
“The increased use of motorcycles should be actively encouraged by government and other agencies to help with the fight against road congestion, air pollution and other environmental challenges.
“Motorbikes offer us all a great way to travel whether it’s for pleasure or our daily commute. An integral part of the drive to encourage more people onto two wheels is to improve bikers’ infrastructure and overall safety on the roads.
“It is a sad fact that motorcyclists are at a significantly higher risk of injury and death compared to car users. We need to have a concerted effort to research the causes of accidents involving bikers and carry out education and training among all road users to eliminate deaths and reduce serious injuries.
“At Novum Law, we see all too often the devastating, life-changing effects of accidents involving motorcyclists. We can and should improve safety measures to cut the numbers of accidents on our roads involving bikers while increasing the use of motorcycles as a means of transport.”
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