Cyclists and motorcyclists
Although motorcyclists only account for one percent of total road traffic, they make up just under 20 percent of deaths on the road in Great Britain. They have a higher crash and injury rate than vehicle occupants. This is because they do not benefit from all the protective features, such as seat belts, airbags and other impact protection features that vehicles offer.
Cycling in Great Britain is increasing because it is an excellent way to get about and provides a wide range of health and environmental benefits. Unfortunately, it also carries a certain amount of risk, and so we need to ensure that more cycling does not lead to more cycling casualties.
Browse our advice and information to find out more about keeping safe while cycling and motorcycling.