A new motorcycling safety campaign has been launched just in time for the Festival of Motorcycling Fortnight which takes place on the Isle of Man. Due to the number of motorcyclists travelling to the event, which will increase the volume of traffic on the island’s roads. As a result, the Department of Infrastructure have formed a joint initiative with island police to encourage bikers to keep to the speed limit and to avoid risky driving. The slogan ‘Don’t bin it’ will be used in the campaign, which refers to a term used by bikers to describe crashes and posters with images of a motorcycle in a wheelie bin will be used alongside the slogan. More images used to encourage bikers to drive safely include that of a biker arriving in the island only to leave in crutches. The slogan ‘Biker to foot passenger’ will be used alongside this campaign image.
There is set to be a strong police presence throughout the festival, which includes events like the Classic TT and the Manx Grand Prix. Unmarked police cars and motorcycles will patrol the island to enforce action on the road where necessary. Head of the roads policing unit has stated that people should avoid rushing to get to their spectator points and should respect the rules of the road. The aim of the campaign is to ensure people enjoy the event and stay safe when using the roads.
Vulnerable road users
Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users and accidents involving bikers can result in serious injury. A motorcycle safety campaign like this one can show road users that, although they may be rushing to get to events, staying safe can be the difference between leaving with an injury and leaving with fond memories of a great trip. Although some road users heed this advice, many do not and could cause a serious road accident. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and someone else was at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries.
Making a road traffic injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in helping the victims of accidents that were the fault of a third party. Should you have sustained an injury in a road accident and there is evidence that someone else was at fault, you can give our team a call on our free 24-hour helpline – 0800 689 0500. Our no-obligation advice means that you are free to choose whether to pursue your claim and you will have no fees to pay upfront with our no win, no fee policy.
Date Published: August 27, 2014
Author: David Brown