Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Sponsored guest post: Motorcyclists make up 1 in 4 of all fatal road accidents

Motorbikers fare badly in Road Safety Foundation’s latest report
Bad news for motorbikers – a recent study into A-roads and motorways in the UK has found that motorcycle riders are involved in 25% of all fatal accidents on these roads.  The ‘Saving Lives for Less’ report, commissioned by the Road Safety Foundation, looked at fatal accidents on 28,000 miles of motorways and A-roads in the UK and found that in one quarter of these accidents, a biker was involved.
The Road Safety Foundation is the British arm of the European Road Safety Assessment Programme and produces a detailed annual report examining data from accidents that have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities on major roads throughout the country.  As well as looking at the overall figures, the RSF has ranked stretches of road according to the number of accidents that have happened on them in the past year.  Once again the A537, a popular biking route between Buxton and Macclesfield in the Peak District has been named as Britain’s most dangerous road.
This road, known to bikers and other road users as the Cat and Fiddle road after the pub at its summit, has consistently been amongst the top 10 most dangerous roads in the UK for the last decade.  The combination of steep gradients, tight corners and its formidable reputation have made it both one of the most popular roads amongst bikers and one of the most dangerous.  Police accident figures mentioned by the Road Safety Foundation in its report show that fatal and serious collisions on this section of road increased by 127%, rising from 15 in 2003-2005 to 34 in 2006-2008.
Claiming accident compensation after a motorbike accident
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Author: Neil Worrall

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