I'm a Motorcyclist

Motorcyclists are more likely to be injured in serious or fatal crashes than car drivers

The latest figures for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent show that motorcyclists account for around 28 per cent of those killed or seriously injured in the county even though they represent only one per cent of road traffic.

In Staffordshire during 2013 there were 3 bikers killed, 44 seriously injured and 195 minor injuries in the county.

The five most common factors in road accidents that involve injury to motorcyclists are:

  • failed to look properly
  • loss of control
  • failed to judge other person's path or speed
  • careless, reckless or in a hurry
  • poor turn or manoeuvre

Training

They're lean, mean beautiful machines capable of mind blowing speed. You'll feel like King of the road. You are not alone; more people are buying high powered sports bikes than ever before. Sales in the United Kingdom have risen by 250 per cent in just five years, and show no signs of falling. Bikes have changed a lot in the past 25 years. They are faster, handle better and look superb, but a top-class bike deserves a top-class rider and you can be that rider by taking part in further training.

The best riders will tell you that good motorcyclists never stop learning. Track champions have to continually practice their skills to stay close to the top, and even advanced professional police riders undergo personal re-training programmes to maintain their skills. Whether you are new to biking, or returning to biking after a long absence, or even an experienced rider who has never had the benefit of advanced tuition, courses like BikeSense could be for you.

Contact for Motorcyclists

For more information or enquiries regarding motorcycle issues please telephone Stafford: 0300 111 8012 or Stoke-on-Trent: 01782 234234. A dedicated email contact address has been set up for motorcyclists at bikers@staffordshire.gov.uk.