Good to see TV star Charlie Boorman promoting motorcycle safety at a fire station in Kent today. Charlie will be familiar to TV viewers after starring in recent documentaries Long Way Round and Long Way Down alongside actor friend Ewan McGregor in which the two travelled the globe on motorbikes.
63 Riders Killed In Single County Over Three Years
Shows such as these surely popularise biking so it’s great that Charlie is taking time out to help raise awareness of the dangersthat come with the activity. In the area where he’s appearing 63 riders were killed during 20072009 while 486 were seriously injured in the same period.
These figures were provided by Kent Fire and Rescue Service who will no doubt be thrilled to have a celebrity helping to make their county’s roads safer. What with the nice spring weather we’re enjoying at the moment many people will feel inclined to dust off their bikes and get out onto the roads for the first time since last summer.
Motorcyclists In HighRisk Category Of Road User
While they should enjoy themselves it’s important bikers don’t lose sight of that fact they are in a highrisk category of road user. Despite only making up 1% of UK traffic they account for 19% of all road deaths so it’s imperative that they take more care when travelling.
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