Survey highlights motorcycle accident hotspots in the North West

A survey was carried out by a  insurance company who found that,  in the north west, Warrington has 2 roads in the top 10 dangerous roads for motorcyclists.   The accident hotspots include the A574 and the A49 which are listed in sixth and seventh most dangerous respectively. The most dangerous road was found to be the High Peak road, the A57.The insurance company carried out the survey following its partnership with the road charity IAMroadSmart and the results from the survey information has been turned into an interactive map to help motorcyclists be aware of accident hotspots.

A spokesperson from the insurance company said, “Motorcycle safety should always be at the front of their mind but awareness events like the UN Global Road Safety Week are great reminders of just how imperative it is to do what we can to stay safe on the road.

“Talking about it now to riders in the north west, ahead of summer months, is really important.

“We hope our interactive map and guides help people to think more about safety with every journey they make, come rain or shine.”

A spokesperson for IAM RoadSmart, said: “We often find that while drivers and motorcyclists strive to be as safe as possible, some find it a challenge to understand exactly how to do so. And as time passes after our driving and riding tests, some of the simple tips we learnt to help stay safe can fade into the background. That’s why it’s so important to offer useful and easily digestible information on how to be a safer rider. We are excited to partner with Swinton to help spread the word about national motorcycle safety.”

The research also highlighted that men are 94% more likely to be involved in accidents and 25 is the most common age for motorcyclist to be involved in road traffic collisions.

Motorcyclist very rarely come off better when they collide with a four wheeled vehicle in a road traffic collision. The law of physics always prevail and sadly the rider is often the casualty being airlifted to hospital whilst the driver suffers minor injuries. If you have been involved in a road traffic collision either as a motorcycle rider or passenger then you may be entitled to motorcycle accident compensation.



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