In both rural and urban areas, motorcycle casualties are linked to a variety of factors involving engineering and planning, behaviour, levels of skill and attitudes of motorcyclists and other road users. Compared to car users, motorcyclists’ physical exposure results in their considerable vulnerability.
It is important to consider both individual schemes and packages of measures that integrate to form an overall local motorcycle strategy, with clear targets to reduce casualties, mitigate vulnerability and influence rider and driver attitudes. Working in partnership can also be very effective. Chapter 2 (Policy) and Chapter 4 (Road Safety Campaigns) considers these issues in depth and provides case study examples.