A new campaign to reduce the number of motorcycle accidents and deaths is being introduced in Shropshire and Mid Wales with petrol stations being targeted by police. The Dyfed-Powys Police are planning to advertise at petrol stations as well as in the motorcycle press to reduce the number of serious accidents and motorcycle-related deaths on the roads. The police have expressed concern over the number of accidents involving motorcyclists from Shropshire and the Midlands who are taking risks while riding on rural roads along the border. There have been a total of 11 motorcyclists killed in Dyfed-Powys and one motorcyclist was killed in the Shropshire area. Superintendent Ieuan Matthews is planning on working alongside motorcycle groups to cut the number of deaths on the roads.
The police are seeking to identify common trends in order to implement prevention measures but are currently planning a series of campaign messages to be delivered at petrol stations, via motorcyclist media and via the radio. One motorcyclist was caught travelling at 128mph in June therefore police have already made moves to save lives by monitoring the roads. There have been 27 deaths on the roads of the area but a large number were motorcyclists. Superintendent Matthews has stated that there is no place for speeding no matter what vehicle is being driven.
Biker safety and risks
Biker safety is important, particularly in rural areas where there are fewer vehicles and more pedestrians. The risk of injury to motorcyclists is significantly higher in the event of an accident but speeding and taking risks on a motorcycle can increase the chances of an accident occurring. However, if you are driving carefully and another road user puts your safety or life at risk, you could be entitled to compensation for a road traffic accident that causes you an injury. You can call Accident Advice Helpline if you need assistance with making a compensation claim for a road accident that occurs due to someone else’s negligent driving.
How to make a road traffic accident claim
You can start by obtaining no-obligation advice from our team at Accident Advice Helpline. We have almost 14 years of experience helping victims of road traffic accidents that were caused by someone else, ensuring that you will be in safe hands. Should you choose to pursue your claim we will take you step by step through the process and see that you obtain the evidence you need to strengthen your case. The ‘no win, no fee*’ policy we offer protects your finances for the duration of your claim. Get in touch, free, on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown