City lights and darker nights threat for commuters on two wheels
RSOs in Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside are urging motorcyclists in the north west to invest in high visibility clothing as winter approaches.
Motorcyclists are being advised to wear the best protective clothing they can afford, including textile jackets and trousers, or leathers, with CE approved armour and a back protector.
But being seen on the road is equally important, as Shelby Williams, RideSafe BackSafe project coordinator, explains: “It will be dark when motorcyclists are travelling to and from work or college and the risk of not been seen on the roads is much greater than in summer.
“Cities and towns are now illuminated with more traffic lights and warning beacons, street lights and shop frontages than ever before and it is a lot for the mind’s eye to take in.
“Now is the time for motorcyclists to assess how conspicuous they are on busy roads in low light conditions, at night time and when bad weather reduces visibility. Regularly checking that your lights work properly is also important.“
For further information contact Mandi on 01584 881 651