About Dyfed-Powys BikeSafe

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In 2011

  • 7 motorcycle riders were killed in collisions
  • 77 riders and pillions seriously injured during collisions

In 2012

  • 7 motorcycle riders were killed in collisions
  • 60 riders and pillions seriously injured during collisions
  • In 2012, the chance of a motorcycle rider being killed or seriously injured, per kilometre travelled, is around 70 times greater than for a car driver.
  • Motorcyclists represent 0.8 per cent of traffic in Wales whist motorcycle riders comprised 37 per cent of fatal and serious casualties of all motor vehicle drivers
  • The highest numbers of motorcyclist casualties were in Carmarthenshire and Powys (19 per cent of the total)
  • Just under a half of motorcyclist casualties in Wales as a whole rode machines with an engine capacity of over 500cc. This group accounted for 75 per cent of casualties in Ceredigion.
  • Casualties aged under 30 tended to ride machines with an engine capacity of up to 125cc , and these machines accounted for 80 per cent of all casualties within this group;
  • Casualties aged 30 and over tend to ride machines of over 500cc engine capacity, and account for 68 per cent of the casualties within this group.
  • Compared with car occupant casualties, motorcyclist casualties were:
  • More likely to occur in the spring/summer, and less likely to occur in winter (chart 7 and table 8);
  • More likely to occur on a Saturday or a Sunday
  • Slightly more likely to occur in daylight
  • Slightly more likely to occur in fine weather
  • More likely to occur at a junction

In 2013

  • 72 Motorcyclists killed or seriously injured during collisions

In 2014

  • 40 Motorcyclists killed or seriously injured during collisions

In 2015

  • 37 Motorcyclists killed or seriously injured during collisions

In 2016

  • 30 Motorcyclists killed or seriously injured during collisions

Safer Riding

BikeSafe is designed to increase your understanding of your own ability and how to find ways to improve, so you can get even more enjoyment from riding your motorcycle. By providing structured feedback, passing on their knowledge, skills and experience, police motorcyclists can help you become a safer and more competent rider.

For more information please contact Jan Bibby at RoSPA on 02920 250600 or email jbibby@rospa.com