Whilst riding motorcycles can be a fun and convenient mode of transport, it is a statistically more dangerous way of getting around. If you have been involved in a motorbike accident that has led to an injury, read these six important facts about making a motorcycle accident claim.
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Keeping the roads in good condition and making sure there is nothing to obstruct motorists is absolutely vital to ensure the safety of other road users.
Often, we assume the council is responsible for debris, such as mud, left on the carriageways or country roads.
But sometimes, this is not the case and others, such as local farmers, are responsible.
Never has more been done to raise awareness around the dangers associated with riding a motorbike, and the need to be careful and responsible at all times.
Campaigns, such as the nationally recognised ‘Think Bike’ message, are continually pushed out across the UK, yet accident figures suggest they are not having the desired impact.
It has now been revealed that the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on roads in Wales has risen for the fourth year in a row, reaching a seven-year high.
Using your mobile phone whilst driving has been illegal since December 2003. Whether you’re caught at the traffic lights when your car isn’t moving, or you’re doing 70mph down the motorway, if you’re caught with a phone in your hand at the wheel you can expect a minimum of a £100 fine and three points on your licence. Unfortunately, figures released for 2013 show that in 22% of fatal road traffic accidents, mobile phones were a factor. According to MP, Robert Goodwill, “the problem isn’t just drivers making phone calls, it is their use of phones to text or use the internet.” But what is it that we’re doing that can’t wait?