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

With motorcyclists representing over a quarter of those killed and seriously injured on Hampshire roads it is vital that bikers and drivers take action 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. The THINK! campaign has a list of providers
  • 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 Bike Think Biker’ campaign. See detailed advice for motorcyclists and other road users.