Around 30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions, with riders of two wheels accounting for 19% of all road user deaths. Although the number of fatalities has declined since 2008, more can be done to keep this number falling.
Motorcycle Law Scotland has identified the five most common motorcycle accidents and offered advice on steps you can take to avoid them.
Road safety campaigners are urging everyone to be more Bike Smart and calling on the Government to invest more in cycling safety, as new research indicates an increase in aggressive driving around cyclists over the past five years.
The research, taken from a survey of over 1,000 drivers commissioned by Brake and Direct Line and launched during Bike Week (8-16 June), found 4 in 10 think there has been an increase in dangerous or aggressive driving around cyclists over the past five years with just 1 in 10 believing there has been a decrease in this behaviour . The latest Government statistics show that 101 cyclists were killed and 3,698 seriously injured on British roads in 2017, an average of more than ten cyclist deaths and serious injuries a day.
Einstein hit the nail on the head when he said this, although he is the guy who wrote the theory of relativity telling you to keep things as simple as possible…
We all know life can feel pretty hectic and complicated at times, you’ve got to juggle so many responsibilities at work, home and in your social life that seemingly unimportant tasks naturally fall to the bottom of the pile, along with the washing up and the seemingly endless pile of clothes that need an appointment with the iron.
When you've troffed the last of the Fangtastics (if you haven't already finished them!), just about removed the eyeliner from your face (who knew it was so permanent when it wasn't on your eyes), cleared the fake, and maybe some not so fake, cobwebs from your house it's now an acceptable time of the year to start thinking about getting on with Christmas planning, right?
...and with it comes the season of snow sports in the northern hemisphere.
We love snow, especially when it's crisp, white and fresh on the ground and even more so when we perfect the 'french fry' turn instead of the 'pizza slice' on our Bambi-like ski legs... we should probably stick to being on two wheels! But the consistent factor, no matter what we're doing, is that we have a Taggisar sticker on our helmet.
Riders taking part in any of the courses will be issued with a Taggisar ICE Sticker 2-pack as part of their entry. Emergency Services staff will look for these stickers on your bike or your helmet first. You could also use the back of your mobile phone. Register early to allow time for postal delivery, so you can upload your information.
Taggisar UK are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the inaugural Tour of Cambridgeshire that will allow all entrants in both the mass participation Gran Fondo and the time trial Chrono events access to simple, effective emergency medical tagging.