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March 26, 2009

Drivers warned of rusty springtime bikers

by David Masters

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Drivers warned of rusty springtime bikers

AA Insurance has warned motorists to look out for motorcycles coming back on the roads after a winter in hibernation.

Most of Britain’s 1.6 million motorbikes will be back on the road over the next few weeks, and according to the AA, insurance claims relating to motorcycles increase 40% at this time of year.

Many bikers are ‘rusty’ having not ridden all winter, the AA said, whilst drivers had got used to seeing fewer bikes.

Simon Douglas, AA Insurance director, said: “At this time of year the big danger to bikers is ‘road rust’ among drivers who have lost the habit of looking out for bikes.

“Bikes can be repaired or replaced, but bikers cannot.”

Four in five motorcycle accidents involving another vehicle are not the biker’s fault, whilst drivers distracted by rush hour traffic or the school run are disproportionately responsible for hitting motorcyclists.


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