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Scheme sees reduction in bike casualties on Lichfield roads

Staffordshire County Councillor Mike Maryon, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport and a keen biker, celebrates the record breaking Ride it Right results

Staffordshire County Council have issued figures which show a reduction in motorcycle casualties thanks to a safety scheme.

 

The Right it Right initiative targets routes that are deemed to be accident ‘hotspots’ for bikers, including routes near Lichfield.

The latest figures reveal that there were 29 casualties in 2010 compared to 46 in 2009 – a reduction of 37 per cent.

Signs featuring “Beware Bikers” and “Think Bike” were place along a number of routes including the A515 from Lichfield to Uttoxeter.

For 2011 the routes include the A51 from Rugeley to Tamworth, which passes through Lichfield.

County Councillor Mike Maryon, Cabinet member for Highways and Transport and a keen biker himself, said:

“These figures are extremely encouraging and are a testament to the hard work and dedication that we have put in to making our roads as safe as possible.

“Bikers only represent one per cent of all traffic on Staffordshire’s roads but they make up 21 per cent of those killed or seriously injured. We will continue to work closely with motorcyclists to help further reduce accidents and make our roads even safer.”

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