22nd November 2016

Roads to become safer for motorcyclists

Highways England, the company responsible for running over 4000 miles of England’s motorways and major trunk roads, is to become the third partner in a landmark collaboration to improve motorcycle rider safety.

The government owned company will join the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) as an equal partner in facilitating practical changes to roads, as detailed in a jointly written whitepaper: ‘Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity: A Motorcycle Safety and Transport Policy Framework’.
 
The Framework calls for motorcycles and scooters to be included in mainstream transport policy and for rider safety to be consistently factored into national road design, which has not been the case in the past. 
 
The partnership and whitepaper will be launched this evening to MCIA members at the Association's annual conference, which takes place at the NEC, after Motorcycle Live and will have a parliamentary reception the day after (Wednesday 23rd November).

See the full release here.




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