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Help requested posted on 24th February 2015:

Motorcycle Safety Projects and Interventions

I'm doing research to find suitable motorcycle interventions and projects from around the world which could be utilised in a built up city environment to reduce motorcycle casualties and improve PTW rider safety. These can be current or historical. Any help and pointing in the right direction would be very much appreciated.

Justin Somanathan

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Response posted on 24th February 2015 by:
Mark Jessop


Safer Urban Motorcycling

The EU funded a project to look at urban PTW interventions:

Response posted on 26th February 2015 by:
Mark Burgess


Biker Down and related courses

Please contact me by email to discuss a number of projects i work on.



Response posted on 3rd March 2015 by:
James Gibson


Shiny Side Up Partnership


If you are not aware of the Shiny Side Up Partnership please visit the website to find out more about the work that has been done since 2002. Some of the campaigns and resources specifically focus on urban riding.

Full contact details can be found on the website should you have further questions.

Response posted on 26th March 2015 by:
Kris Beuret


Evaluation of motorcycle safety interventions

We carried out an evaluation of national and international road safety interventions for targeted groups for South Yorkshire Road Safety Partnership. One of the five groups was motorcyclists. The report (now five years old)is still relevant and could be updated. Contact me for a copy.

Response posted on 31st March 2015 by:
Robert Swears


Safer Journeys for Motorcycling

Hi Jason

I've recently moved back to New Zealand from a position in Hertfordshire. Before moving to the UK I was one of the lead authors on the NZTA's "Safer Journeys for Motorcycling on New Zealand Roads". If you search the title using Google UK it should be the first result you get. Another document is "Making roads motorcycle friendly, A New Zealand guide for roading asset owners, designers & maintenance contractors". Please let me know if I can help further in this regard.

Response posted on 3rd April 2015 by:
Trevor Turner


Motorcycle Safety Projects and Interventions

Our company are in the process of introducing "Airbag Protection" for motorcyclist into the UK with the experience of its successful adoption in Europe. In France, for example, They are now manditory for Police and public workers. Case histories already evidence that they reduce fatalities and serious injuries (KSI's). They are effective in cars and are now even more applicable to motorcyclists.

Please contact me for further information - mobile: 0755 0870511

Response posted on 30th October 2015 by:
Trevor Turner


Motorcyclists KSI's

The use of airbag protection reduces KSI's as is now being evidenced by their impact on actual cases in the UK. An increasing number of testimonies to positive outcomes, supported by medical opinion, shows that riders vital organs are well protected on impact from trauma and penetration.

Airbags are valued as car passenger protection, and now motorcyclists can benefit greatly from the same. In France it is now mandatory for the police and all public employees to wear airbag protection, and there is a rapidly increasing uptake by public and private riders throughout Europe.

Further endorsement is that Axa Insurance in France now recognise their value by premium reduction.

Helite UK, who are specialists in airbag technology in a range of applications, will be glad to provide further information call 07550870511. Our website is www.helite.

Response posted on 12th January 2016 by:
Andrew Price


Road Safety Interventions

I have been involved in the development of road products that can be applied to manhole covers to stop them being slippery. Most motorcyclists avoid highway ironwork, for the obvious reasons, but with treatment, the covers can be similar in slip resistance to that of the surrounding road surface.

Please see some further information using the following link. I hope this proves to be useful.

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