Motorcyclists urged to take care

11:50 11 July 2014

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Police are urging motorcyclists to stay safe on Devon’s roads this summer.

Nationally motorcycles, mopeds and scooters make up around 2 per cent of all traffic, yet are involved in more than 20 per cent of serious collisions – and the problem is even worse in Devon and Cornwall.

Richard Pryce, Roads Policing Unit Inspector for Devon and Cornwall Police, said: “In this police area this small percentage of road users accounts on average for about 30 per cent of collisions resulting in death or serious injury, significantly above the national figure. It’s a stark indication of how vulnerable motorcycle riders are.”

Police advise riders to take care on unfamiliar roads, stick to the speed limit, make sure they keep wearing protective clothing even in hot weather, and consider additional training.

For more details visit www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/Traffic.

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