Perth to Bindoon ride highlights motorbike safety
13 May 2017
Road Safety Commissioner Kim Papalia has joined more than one hundred fellow motorcycle riders on a regional ride to wrap up National Road Safety Week events in Perth.
The Perth to Bindoon run was organised by Motorcycle Riders Association of WA as a means of highlighting the risks faced by motorcycle riders on WA roads every day.
“Sadly, since the start of this year, we have had more than a dozen road deaths involving motorcycles,” said Mr Papalia.
The Commissioner delivered a road safety message to riders at the end of the ride, including recreational riders and members of the WA Police.
We need to raise the awareness and relevance of road safety through events such as National Road Safety Week and by working with motorcycling groups and riders to reduce the risk on the road.
Mr Papalia said the continuing risk in relation to motorcycle riding in WA was a challenge.
“Motorcycles and scooters as a mode of transport are growing in popularity because it’s cheaper, you can beat congestion and it is fun, but it is high risk,” said Mr Papalia.
“If you’re a driver, drive so others survive, it is a shared responsibility.”
If you’re a rider, ride to survive, be defensive on the road and expect that everyone else is going to put you at risk.