Warning to motorcyclists

MOTORCYCLISTS are being urged to stay safe after six motorcycle deaths in six weeks. Last year, 11 motorcyclists were killed in Cambridgeshire. So far this year 13 have been killed on the county s roads. The latest to die was Malcolm Anderson, 39, from Ra

MOTORCYCLISTS are being urged to stay safe after six motorcycle deaths in six weeks.

Last year, 11 motorcyclists were killed in Cambridgeshire. So far this year 13 have been killed on the county's roads.

The latest to die was Malcolm Anderson, 39, from Ramsey. He was killed on August 21 when his Silver Kawasaki motorbike collided with a VW Passat near the Windmill pub in Somersham.

Pc Mick McCready, casualty reduction officer said: "The number of motorcyclists killed during the last six weeks is extremely worrying. So far this year, over one third of the people killed on the county's roads have been motorcyclists.


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"Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than other road users, which is why it is so important they stay alert and aware at all times."

Police say the number of fatalities is especially worrying as the number of riders attending the Bikesafe scheme in the county has increased this year.

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Pc McCready added: "Riders who go on to take additional training are far less likely to become a casualty. It's vital that all motorists remain focused and aware of motorcyclists, through using their mirrors regularly. Concentration and anticipation are the qualities of a good driver."

INFORMATION: Anyone wanting further information on how to stay safe should contact Pc McCready on 0845 4564564.

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