IAM want biker-friendly crash barriers

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."