Motorcycle Awarness Month – October 2013

Picture1Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in October- and during the rest of the year – drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe.

The facts:

Motorcyclists are over- represented in NSW road trauma, accounting for 15 per cent of road fatalities and 10 per cent of injuries. Importantly, motorcycles make up only 3.7 per cent of all NSW registered motor vehicles, and are increasing in number on the road network.

Despite the increased popularity of riding, motorcycles are more at-risk in crashes compared to other passenger vehicles.

A motorcycle is four times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than another passenger vehicle.

  • To find out more about motorcycle safety and touring the Illawarra join come along and join in on Saturday 26th October 2013 – At the….Robertson Pie Shop, Meet and Greet -between 10:00am to 12:00noon –Take part in a survey for your chance to win Motorcycle Safety Gear and Prizes.
  • Motorcycle riders receive a free coffee and pie from the Robertson Pie Shop for taking part in the survey – * one voucher per rider.

A road safety program to support Motorcycle Awareness Month from Transport for NSW run in conjunction with Kiama Municipal Council, Shellharbour City Council and the Motorcycle Council of NSW.

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