Injuries to motorcyclists occur out of proportion to their presence on our roads. Motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths.

Be a better biker

We know you love riding. The freedom of the open road makes motorcycling an exhilarating way to travel. But accidents involving motorcyclists are out of proportion to the miles travelled by bike. We want to help keep you safe by reminding you of safe riding behaviours. Research shows that cornering, overtaking, speeding and fatigue are the most common factors involved in motorcycling accidents.

To help reduce casualties and fatalities among riders, Highways England has developed a campaign targeting these four behaviours.

The facts

  • Motorcyclists are roughly 52 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants, per mile ridden.
  • In 2016, 319 motorcyclists died and 5,553 were seriously injured in road collisions in Great Britain.
  • The number of motorcyclists killed has fallen 46% since 2006.
  • Around 10 motorcyclists are killed or seriously injured at junctions every day.