Road Safety (Motorcyclists)

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 6th November 2001.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what plans the Government have to encourage and promote road safety for motorcyclists; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr David Jamieson Mr David Jamieson Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

In March 2000 the Government published their strategy for improving road safety in the next decade, "Tomorrow's Roads—Safer for Everyone", which is available in the House Library.

On motorcycling, our strategy is:

to improve training and testing for all learner riders; to publish advice for people returning to motorcycling after a break and people riding as part of their work; to ensure the quality of instruction; to help drivers become more aware of how vulnerable motorcyclists are; to promote improvements in engineering and technical standards which could protect motorcyclists better; and to work with representatives of interested organisations, in an advisory group, to look at issues of concern.

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