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Highways England is to become the third partner in a landmark collaboration to improve motorcycle rider safety

The government owned company will join the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) as an equal partner in facilitating practical changes to roads to be put forward in a government white paper.

The framework calls for motorcycles and scooters to be included in mainstream transport policy and for rider safety to be consistently factored into national road design, which has not been the case in the past.

Seven key areas have been identified, which would make roads safer for riders, along with actions as to how this can be achieved practically.

These include: safer infrastructure, expanding road user education, increasing awareness and training and working in partnership with cycle groups.

The framework also advocates unlocking the benefits of motorcycles and demonstrating exactly how they offer a practical solution to congestion, as well as improving personal mobility for people without access to other forms of transport.

Highways England has a goal of bringing the number of people killed or injured on the strategic road network as close as possible to zero by 2040.

It will work with police and MCIA across all seven areas identified in the Framework and will lead on 'safer infrastructure'.

Mike Wilson, Highways England's chief highways engineer, said: "Safety is our top priority and we believe no one should be harmed when travelling or working on our road network.

"We are committed to both reducing the number of motorcycle incidents and casualties on our roads and to improving the experience motorcyclists have on those roads; this influential partnership with the industry and police supports that commitment."

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