September is when more motorcycles hit the road – so staying safe is vital. Motorcycles are becoming more popular, with a 60% increase in motorcycle travel on the road in the last 10 years.
They’re also involved in more crashes. In 2016, motorcycles were involved in 10% of crashes and 16% of road deaths despite making up only 3% of road users. So far this calendar year, 29 riders have died on the roads.
See the most popular motorcycle routes, and crash locations here.
At ACC, we take motorcycle safety and awareness very seriously. That’s why we developed Motorcycle Awareness Month, supported by the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC), local councils and our Safer Journeys partners. Motorcycle Safety is also a priority for the government. It’s our aim to grow this event and the conversation it’s part of. Learn more HERE.