TfL launches campaign to reduce bike accidents

Published: 16 April 2014

Transport for London (TfL) has launched a new motorcycle safety initiative it hopes will reduce the number of motorcyclsits killed and injured in the capital by 40% by the year 2020.

TfL has targeted six ways it believes will further reduce the number of motorcycle accidents on London's roads, having already reduced the number of riders killed each year by 50% since the year 2000. This could be great news for driving down insurance prices in and around London.

Leon Daniels of TfL said: "This Motorcycle Safety Action Plan, a first for London, sets out 29 actions. These cover many areas, including an ambitious programme of engineering, education and enforcement, together with increased investment in road safety.

"The actions in this plan reflect what we know about how, where and why motorcycle collisions occur. Activity will be targeted to reduce speed-related collisions, reduce right-turning vehicle collisions, increase compliance with the rules of the road, increase the use of Personal Protective Equipment by motorcyclists and improve motorcyclist skills and riding behaviour.

"We also know that changes to the behaviour and awareness of other road users, as well as those riding motorcycles, will be important.

"We will therefore fund more dedicated motorcycle police officers, produce hard-hitting safety campaigns and build on the Institute of Highway Engineers' forthcoming guidelines for motorcycling to tailor it for London."