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North Yorkshire bikers praised for staying alive

There have been 11 motorcycle deaths so far this year, with a number of deaths occurring in July and August.
There have been 11 motorcycle deaths so far this year, with a number of deaths occurring in July and August.
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Thursday, 22, Aug 2013 12:10

by Daniel Mackrell

Road safety officers have praised motorcyclists in North Yorkshire after reporting no collisions or fatalities over the last two weeks.

There have been 11 motorcycle deaths so far this year, with a number of deaths occurring in July and August.

With the bank holiday weekend coming up, an increase in motorcyclists taking to the road is expected, and the council are hoping to maintain its current drop in motorbike collisions.

Fiona Ancell, the county council's road safety officer said: "We are really grateful to bikers for being more focused on safety over the last two weeks.

"Of course we want bikers to go out there and enjoy the roads and make the most of the Bank Holiday, but we want them to keep safe as well."

North Yorkshire sees a high amount of riders on its roads because of its scenic routes, as well as its national parks and other visitor attractions.

Unfortunately, the increase of riders in the area has also seen bike collisions become a regular sight this year.

Recent motorcycle-related deaths include a collision in North Duffield two weeks ago (8 August).

A rider was also caught speeding at over 122mph near Selby earlier this year.

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