Concern at motorcycle deaths

CASUALTY reduction officers are urging motorcyclists to seek additional training after two riders were killed on the same day in Cambridgeshire. Last Thursday (October 12) a the rider of a silver Honda FJS600 was killed when he collided with a red Renault

CASUALTY reduction officers are urging motorcyclists to seek additional training after two riders were killed on the same day in Cambridgeshire.

Last Thursday (October 12) a the rider of a silver Honda FJS600 was killed when he collided with a red Renault Megane on the B660 near Holme at 10.30am. The driver of the car, who was from the Sawtry area, suffered minor injuries. The road was closed at the junction of the B660 and the B1043 and diversions were in operation.

In a separate incident, another motorcyclist was killed on the B1101 between March and Wisbech.

The names of the two motorcyclists have not yet been released by police.


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Mick McCready, casualty reduction officer for Cambridgeshire Police, who himself rides a motorbike, said: "Motorcycle fatalities are higher this year than last year - 11 motorcyclists were killed on Cambridgeshire roads last year and so far this year 15 have been killed."

Riders in Cambridgeshire make up two per cent of the road population but account for 20 per cent of fatalities on the roads.

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Casualty reduction officers are urging motorcyclists to enrol on BikeSafe courses which cost £25 and are run by police forces across the UK.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information on either of the collisions should contact Cambridgeshire police on 0845 4564564. To find out more on the bike safe courses visit www.bikesafe.co.uk or phone 08452 307407. CASUALTY reduction officers are urging motorcyclists to seek additional training after two riders were killed on the same day in Cambridgeshire.

Last Thursday (October 12) a the rider of a silver Honda FJS600 was killed when he collided with a red Renault Megane on the B660 near Holme at 10.30am. The driver of the car, who was from the Sawtry area, suffered minor injuries. The road was closed at the junction of the B660 and the B1043 and diversions were in operation.

In a separate incident, another motorcyclist was killed on the B1101 between March and Wisbech.

The names of the two motorcyclists have not yet been released by police.

Mick McCready, casualty reduction officer for Cambridgeshire Police, who himself rides a motorbike, said: "Motorcycle fatalities are higher this year than last year - 11 motorcyclists were killed on Cambridgeshire roads last year and so far this year 15 have been killed."

Riders in Cambridgeshire make up two per cent of the road population but account for 20 per cent of fatalities on the roads.

Casualty reduction officers are urging motorcyclists to enrol on BikeSafe courses which cost £25 and are run by police forces across the UK.

INFORMATION: Anyone with information on either of the collisions should contact Cambridgeshire police on 0845 4564564. To find out more on the bike safe courses visit www.bikesafe.co.uk or phone 08452 307407.

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