Analysis lifts the lid on motorcycle collision stats
New analysis of Government data has shown that motorcyclists aged 25 years are most at risk of being involved in a collision.
Conducted by Swinton Insurance in partnership with IAM RoadSmart, the analysis of 2015 statistics also reveal that male bikers were involved in 93% of collisions.
The analysis shows bikers are most likely to have a collision in daylight, travelling in a 30mph zone with dry road conditions.
In terms of road type, A-Roads were found to be the most dangerous, with 79% of collisions occurring there compared to just 21% on other routes. More collisions also occurred in urban areas.
44% of collisions happened on bikes with an engine size of 50-125cc, whereas 9% involved a bike with an engine size of 50cc.
The analysis also names the 10 roads across Britain which are the most dangerous for motorcyclists, with the A23 in Lambeth, London topping the list. In total, 118 accidents involving motorcycles happened on these 10 roads during 2015.
The new partnership between Swinton and IAM RoadSmart is designed to help raise awareness the importance of motorcycle safety.
IAM RoadSmart is providing practical advice on issues including filtering, biking in seasonal weather conditions and vulnerable road users.
Swinton Insurance has teamed up with a panel of experienced motorcyclists who have provided commentary for biking on some of the UKs’ most dangerous roads. The bikers’ commentary also highlights key ‘watch outs’ when biking on the most dangerous regional roads.
Rodney Kumar, IAM RoadSmart said: “We often find that while drivers and motorcyclists strive to be as safe as possible, some find it a challenge to understand exactly how to do so. And as time passes after our driving tests, some of the simple tips we learnt to help stay safe can fade into the background.
“That’s why it’s so important to offer useful and easily digestible information on how to be a safer driver. We are excited to partner with Swinton to help spread the word about national motorcycle safety.”
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