Motorcycles and Scooters
Motorcycles are an important way for people to travel, particularly in supporting access to employment. However motorcyclists face disproportionately high levels of risk on our roads.
In London, there are 10 times as many male motorcyclists killed or seriously injured as female motorcyclists, and male riders have a higher risk per kilometre travelled.
Most motorcycle collisions occur in the morning and evening commuting periods. The risk of injury per distance travelled is higher for motorcyclists later at night.
Transport for London (TfL) and the Mayor of London have launched a range of new measures to raise standards within the motorcycle delivery industry, while also improving the confidence and skills of the capital's motorcyclists.
The move is part of TfL and the Mayor's Vision Zero approach to eliminating death and serious injury from collisions on the capital's roads by 2041. Figures published by TfL last month show that motorcycle riders and their pillions accounted for 27 per cent of serious injuries and 28 per cent of all road fatalities in the capital during 2016, despite making up just two per cent of road traffic.
For further information please visit the TfL website (external link).
Do you or your colleagues ride a motorcycle or scooter in London? Then you could be entitled to a free Rider Skills Day.
BikeSafe and ScooterSafe-London Rider Skills Days are a great way to boost your riding ability and improve your safety on the road. Run in partnership with the Metropolitan Police Service, the courses offer expert advice, including an observed ride on urban and rural roads with police motorcyclists. They will offer guidance on everything from choosing the right gear and spotting hazards to making yourself visible.
To sign up or find out more, email email@example.com
For further information on Road Safety Education Training and Publicity, please call the Smarter Travel team on 020 8489 5351 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also find information on other available training on TfL's Motorcycling in London page (external link).
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