The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, along with the police and the Ministry for Transport has announced a six year campaign to cut motorcyclist injuries and deaths in the city of London.
The project will see a number of improvements to London’s busy commuter routes to reduce accidents and increase bike awareness in the capital.
The Transport for London campaign will include more speed cameras (rear facing) on the roads to deter motorcyclist with only rear facing number plates from speeding and also a careful look at accident black spot areas such as Holloway Road, Hogarth Roundabout and City Road and redesign them to reduce future accidents.
The campaign will also look to use new technology in the form of specialist motorcycle lighting aimed at increasing visibility and reducing collisions.
There will be extra training courses offered to motorcyclists such as ‘speed awareness’ when they are caught speeding and the Transport for London campaign will also be focussing its efforts on other road users to increase ‘bike awareness’. The project will look to target motorists who run red lights, speed or manoeuvre dangerously which can often result in motorcycle casualties.
This is the biggest motorbike campaign ever launched by a government and it is aimed at putting a stop to the tragic number of injuries and deaths that occur on London’s roads each year.
The Mayor, Boris Johnson said: “We’re committed to make London’s roads as safe as possible for motorcyclists.”
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