Police urge bikers to keep safe

Police are urging riders to take care
Police are urging riders to take care

Road safety officers in North Yorkshire are urging bikers to show extra care on the roads after a spate of road deaths this summer.

Altogether there have been 11 motorcycle deaths so far this year, with the majority of those involving large sports bikes.

But now after two weeks with no severe collisions in the district, officers are asking road users to keep up the good work.

County Council road safety officer Fiona Ancell said: “We are really grateful to bikers for being more focused on safety after the last two weeks.

“It’s made a massive difference and given huge relief from the tragic road deaths and serious collisions we’ve had to deal with.

“Of course we want bikers to go out there and enjoy the roads and make the most of the Bank Holiday.

“ But we want them to keep safe as well.”

North Yorkshire has a number of scenic routes popular with bikers, other motorists and cyclists, who use the roads for day trips and holidays to national parks as well as visiting North Yorkshire’s many visitor attractions.