Motorcyclist Safety

Hampshire County Council’s latest motorcyclist safety campaign encourages road users to take responsibility for their own and others safety when sharing the road

Over a quarter of those killed or seriously injured on Hampshire roads in 2018 were motorcyclists. This is despite making up about 1% of all UK road traffic. This campaign encourages both drivers and bikers to see and be seen.

Motorcyclists
  • Make sure drivers can see you more easily by wearing bright or reflective protective clothing
  • Wear the right protective gear in all weather conditions – See Highways England’s Distress Campaign #allthegear
  • Reduce the risks with further training – a number of organisations offer training to improve your skills and safety. Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service offers a free three hour course called Biker Down!
  • Reduce your speed on country roads - make sure you are able to slow down and stop in good time, whatever the road condition
Drivers
  • Take longer to look for motorbikes, especially at junctions. Check twice before you pull out at a junction, and if you're approaching a junction, look out for motorcyclists pulling out too
  • Keep your distance
  • Double-check for motorcyclists, whether you're turning left or right

Hampshire County Council is supporting the Department for Transport’s ‘Think’ campaign. See detailed advice for motorcyclists and other road users.