Five North Yorkshire biker deaths this year alone prompts safety warning

in News/Yorkshire

North Yorkshire PoliceBikers and drivers in North Yorkshire are being urged to take extra care and watch out for each other following a number of tragic accidents involving motorcyclists.

Five motorcyclists have died in accidents on the county’s roads since the beginning of the year – as many as were killed during the whole of 2012. Two died in separate accidents on the North Moors at the weekend.

David Bowe, Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services at North Yorkshire County Council said:

The roads of North Yorkshire are extremely popular with motorcyclists, not least because of the dramatic landscapes of the county.

Accidents involving motorcyclists are unfortunately an all-too-common occurrence. Five fatal biker accidents this year is five too many, and we urge all road users to take extra care and to be constantly vigilant when out on the

All drivers should look and look again for motorcyclists and cyclists before they make a turn and when they are approaching bends and junctions.

And all road users should remember that we share our highways with many different road-users … with car drivers on holiday, others getting to and from work, with cyclists, with horse riders, and walkers: all different journeys, with a different sense of purpose and often at different speeds.

This is why it is so important when driving to concentrate fully on the driving or riding; to share the road with everyone else; leave in good time so you don’t have to rush and take risks; keep your speed down and be patient and tolerant.


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