A Motorcycle Safety and Transport Policy Framework
We will work on the evidence from across the world that that the regular presence of more motorcycles will make for safer roads. By implementing the actions in this framework, we will produce more motorcyclists, better motorcyclists and crucially, better road users all round. This will achieve a number of society’s aims such as a safer, less congested and more efficient road network. As noted, this is not a ‘publish today, forget tomorrow’ document and we accept that some of the premises and actions contained are challenging. However, the industry, Police and Highways England are committed to reducing motorcycle casualties and we are confident that delivering this framework and action plan will make the roads safer.
Influencing attitudes towards motorcycling will be key in achieving the framework’s aims. Recent feedback from Highways England’s customer panel2 has shown that there is much work to do to address negative views about motorcyclists.
Some views about motorcyclists from respondents
Motorcyclists have raised their own concerns:
A customer survey has been commissioned, this will gather opinions of motorcyclists who use the SRN and help to provide a greater understanding of their perceptions of the network. As the framework progresses this survey will also act as a baseline to measure the success of any actions delivered.