Think Bike - Don't Do A SMIDSY

19th July 2014

The continuing good weather is a major boon for motorcyclists and other motorists are asked to take extra care in keeping a watchful eye out for motorcyclists and not to cause a SMIDSY - Sorry Mate I Didn't See You - collision.

Motorists are warned that while a growing numbers of motorcyclists are wearing hi-wiz over jackets to enhance visibility they should take extra care when carrying out manoeuvres on roads where motorcyclists are prevalent, especially the A686, the A65 and major Lakeland routes.

The most common causes of collisions involving motorcyclists are:

  • Bends on rural roads
  • Collisions at Junctions
  • Filtering
  • Overtaking
  • Loss of control

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