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Staying alive on a motorbike

The London Assembly Transport Committee is investigating why 2015 has seen an increase in the number of fatalities among motorcyclists in London. There have already been 24 fatalities (Jan-Sept). From 2010 to 2014, the number of motorcyclist casualties ranged from 22 to 30.

In a press statement, the Assembly said: “Motorcyclists in London face a significantly greater risk of injury when compared with the occupants of other vehicles. In 2014, the number of powered two-wheeler accident casualties in London totalled 5233 according to TfL statistics, which accounted for 17% of total casualties despite making up only 1% of vehicles on the road.”

Tomorrow morning, between 9.30am and noon, committee members and TfL will be staging an abbreviated motorcycle safety courses from the Met, London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service, followed by a short Met BikeSafe assessed ride.  The presentations will be held at the London Fire Brigade Southwark Training Centre, 94 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0EG.

The London Assembly pledges to “hold the mayor to account and investigate issues that affect Londoners”.

www.london.gov.uk

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