Number of bikers killed or injured rises in 2014

Motorcycle in traffic in town

The number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured on Britain's roads in the last year has risen for the first time in 20 years.

New figures published by the UK Government's Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed that the deaths and serious injuries on UK roads increased by 4%, with 22,630 people seriously injured. Deaths increased by 1% from 1,711 to 1,730 over the 12-month period.

Motorcyclist casualties worryingly increased by 6 per cent to 5,490 from the previous year.

Transport Minister Robert Goodwill said: “Britain’s roads are still among the safest in the world and there are 40% fewer road deaths per year than a decade ago.” He continued “We are determined to do more to reduce these figures, working with the police and other agencies, such as promoting road awareness through our THINK! campaign.”

Digby Brown are strong advocates for a number of road safety charities, including Brake and Dying to Ride.

When we’re at Bikes in The Park this year, or at the sand races in Kirkcaldy, supporting our friends at Kirkcaldy and District Motor Club, stop by our stand and pick up your own “Think!” stickers, to help remind people to think about their fellow road users.