Motorcycle deaths highlight riders’ vulnerability on WA roads

Nine lives have been lost in motorcycle crashes on WA roads so far in 2018, prompting Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron to call on all road users to be aware of the risks riders face.

13 Apr 2018
Nine lives have been lost in motorcycle crashes on WA roads so far in 2018, prompting Acting Road Safety Commissioner Iain Cameron to call on all road users to be aware of the risks riders face.

This week, the Road Safety Commission will run a social media campaign to raise awareness about the vulnerability of motorcyclists to coincide with Motorcycle Safety Week 2018.

“We’ve produced a series of videos called ‘Ride to Arrive’ to reach out to the motorcyclists around the state,” said Mr Cameron.

“Nine families have lost loved ones in motorcycle crashes already this year, and every one of those deaths highlights the vulnerability of motorcycle riders and their pillion passengers.”

The ‘Ride to Arrive’ videos produced in conjunction with the Motorcycle Riders Association of WA, covers safety topics such as:
  • Helmets and protective gear
  • Safe riding on metro and regional roads
  • Rider training and refresher courses
  • Wet weather riding
  • Safe positioning on the roads
The videos will work in conjunction with the State Government’s current ‘Ride to Arrive’ community education campaign that runs until next month.

“Motorcycle riders of all ages and abilities should watch these videos and share them with family and friends,” said Mr Cameron.

“We want to remind riders to slow down, wear the appropriate protective gear, safely position themselves on the road, ride to the conditions whether in the city or on country roads, and that may save a life down the road.”
Motorcycle riders of all ages and abilities should watch these videos and share them with family and friends.
Motorcycle Safety Week 2018 will be launched at the York Motorcycle Festival on 15 April with a number of events to follow, including Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day on 18 April and a Motorcycle Skills Masterclass on 28 April.