Motorcyclist / Pillion Passenger Fatalities – 1st January 2011 to 2nd May 2013

                                     Motorcyclist / Pillion Passenger Fatalities – 1st January 2011 to 2nd May 2013

 

·        2011: A total of 17 motorcyclists and 1 pillion passenger were killed

           ·        2012: A total of 16 motorcyclist and 3 pillion passengers were killed

·        2013: A total of 6 motorcyclist have been killed year to date – the same number as the corresponding period last year

 

·        The four most common types of collision seen over recent years involving motorcyclists and other vehicles were:-

1.      A motorcyclist overtaking another vehicle turning right resulting in the motorcyclist colliding head on into the side of the turning vehicle

2.      A motorcyclist overtaking a vehicle travelling in the same direction colliding head on with an oncoming vehicle.

3.       A motorcyclist losing control while taking a corner and crossing into the path of an oncoming vehicle resulting in a head on collision.

4.      Another vehicle turning or driving through a junction / joining a main road from a minor road colliding with a motorcyclist