Crash barriers are a factor in one in seven motorcyclist's deaths
THE IAM is calling the government to redesign crash barriers to make them more motorcycle-friendly.
While crash barriers save hundreds of car occupant's lives, they're a factor in the death of motorcyclists in up to 16 percent of motorcycle accidents.
When they hit a crash barrier, riders are 15 times more likely to be killed than car occupants.
IAM chairman Alistair Cheyne OBE said: “Roads in general and crash barriers in particular are largely designed with four or more wheels in mind. The needs of more vulnerable motorcyclists must become a priority."
Posted: 30/07/2012 at 13:31
Posted: 30/07/2012 at 19:42
Posted: 31/07/2012 at 03:50
France has made such barriers for years now, as a result of French bikers getting together.
UK bikers are known for being meek and mild and kissing the boot that kicks them.
Posted: 31/07/2012 at 08:45
Posted: 31/07/2012 at 13:47
Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:24
The French riders didn't have such a defeatist attitude. They got up off their arses and DID something.It's called 'Motards en Cholére" - Motorcyclists in Anger.
So stop bleating and ACT. But you never will - you lick the hand that chokes you.
Posted: 31/07/2012 at 14:36
Posted: 01/08/2012 at 00:45
Posted: 01/08/2012 at 11:37
Thank you Portuguese rider! You show that these UK twats are such wimps that they do nothing except whine and howl. Other EU bikers ACT, but the UK moaners don't .
What a bunch of big girl's blouses! Wimps, Tossers and Idiots.
Obrigado! I like your country and its people............
Posted: 01/08/2012 at 21:00
Posted: 02/08/2012 at 16:53
Well done Tom. You show why British bikers will always be gangsters' bitches for the Government. They say "spread 'em" and you say "how wide"?.
Posted: 02/08/2012 at 18:56
Posted: 06/08/2012 at 21:21
Posted: 24/11/2012 at 19:57
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