Perth to Bindoon ride highlights motorbike safety

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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.

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.

The Commissioner delivered a road safety message to riders at the end of the ride, including recreational riders and members of the WA Police.

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 rider, ride to survive, be defensive on the road and expect that everyone else is going to put you at risk.

“If you’re a driver, drive so others survive, it is a shared responsibility.”

NEWS & MEDIA LIAISON:

Claire Thomas

claire.thomas@rsc.wa.gov.au

0467 802 855

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