We want to help keep motorcyclists safe on our roads.
2010 saw the total number of motorcycle casualties in Stoke-on-Trent fall to 57 from a peak of 122 in 2003. This is an overall reduction, since 2003, of 53%. This is great news indeed and continues the downward trend in overall casualties to the lowest figure since 1998. We cannot, however, become complacent and while these results are very encouraging we are still committed to helping all motorcyclists stay safe on our roads and to reducing casualty statistics even more.
Accidents - reduce the risk:
Riding on the road can be a risky business. You need to have your wits about you at all times and be very aware of all that is going on around you. Because we are an urban area, many motorcycle accidents happen at junctions and involve other road users but there are steps you can take as a rider to reduce the risk of a collision.
Have they seen you? - how to approach junctions where vehicles may pull out.
Ride Safe - the five most common motorcycle accidents and how you can avoid them.
If the worst was to happen and you were involved in an accident then wearing the appropriate protective gear could make the difference between getting just bumps and bruises and sustaining more serious injuries that could stop you riding again.
Essential guide to protective gear for bikers - how to select the best protective gear.
SHARP - Safety Helmet Assessment and Rating Programme. A Government initiative which rates the safety performance of helmets.
Follow the links from this page for some very useful information. Please take the time to have a look at them - they may just help to save your life.
If you are aged 16-19 and ride a scooter, moped or 125 then please have a look at Bare Bones and watch the Bare Bones Gang video. See if you want to join his gang.
Follow this link to our Report a problem page for details of who to contact if you spot a hazard, such as a pothole or fuel spillage, on any road in Stoke-on-Trent.
If you have any comments or questions you can contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01782 232149.