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Safety for motorcyclists

The facts

  • Motorbikes make up only one per cent of vehicles on the road. But 20 per cent of people killed or seriously injured in road collisions are motorcyclists.
  • Motorcyclists are 40 times more likely to die on the road than car drivers.
  • Around 15 per cent of motorcyclists are young people, but they make up nearly 40 per cent of motorbike casualties.

Safety training

By improving your riding skills, and using the right protective gear, you can be safer on the road, enjoy being on your bike, and qualify for cheaper insurance.

Whether you’re newly qualified, returning to your bike or been riding for years, you can learn new techniques, or break bad habits.

And it’s not expensive. You can join a in a BikeSafe workshop with theory presentations and observed rides or Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) group, get lessons with an expert, and book an advanced riding test from around £100 - or less for young riders.

Find out more

See more road safety initiatives, and find more professional or voluntary training opportunities in Greater Manchester through the ‘Ride Safe Back Safe’ organisation, run by motorcyclists for motorcyclists.

See advice from the government about motorbike safety