Every year hundreds of motorcyclists are killed or injured on Staffordshire's roads. A recent audit reported that motorcyclists account for around 21% of those killed or seriously injured on our roads. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than drivers and cannot avoid hazards as quickly, especially in wet or greasy conditions and are 45 times more likely to be killed than a car driver. So what can car drivers do?
Check your mirrors regularly and give motorcycles room.
Think Bike at junctions, when overtaking, when parked and generally,
If you drive too close it can intimidate an inexperienced motorcyclist; they might make a mistake.
When travelling on motorways or dual carriageways a motorcyclist might be in the lane you want to move into. Look out, are they already there or approaching quickly.
You may presume that heavy goods vehicles and buses are more likely to be the cause of diesel spillages on the highway, but all road users have a responsibility to avoid spilling diesel or petrol.
Don't have an injury to another road user on your conscience - Look out for motorcyclists.
For further information on motorcycling initiatives please visit www.staffssaferroads.co.uk