Spring Into Action To Keep Local Roads Safe

Cotswold road users are being urged to play it safe as we come out of lockdown.

During April the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Gloucestershire Constabulary will be running a “Safe and Social Roads” campaign to support safety among cyclists and motorcyclists.

As lockdown eases and spring arrives, road traffic is increasing.

This increase is from road users who may have spent little time on our roads in recent months and whose road senses may have dulled through lack of use.

As a result, the police are running campaigns this month focused on road users who are particularly vulnerable at this time of year, namely those who ride bicycles and motorcyclists.

Key messages regarding motorcyclists include for:

  • Riders to check carefully that their motorcycles are safe for the road, with particular attention to any MOT advisories and the condition of their tyres.
  • Riders to plan their first rides to minimise risks as they get back to regular riding.
  • All road users to be aware that junctions are the scene of many serious motorcycle collisions. So at junctions, and before making a manoeuvre, look – look again – and think bike.

For more advice click the following links.

www.tyresafe.org/motorbike-tyre-safety/tyre-maintenance/

www.highwaysengland.co.uk/road-safety/biker-safety/

And if you’re a cyclist come back and check our Newspage next weekend when we’ll be sharing help and advice regarding this often vulnerable group.