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Biker safety plea from police

Biker safety plea from police

Published at 6:01am 10th October 2015. (Updated at 11:45am 20th October 2015)

As the motorcycling season draws to a close, North Yorkshire's bikers are being urged to stay safe.

Over the summer, there were fewer deaths compared to previous years, but four motorcyclists have already died in accidents this autumn.

Police say anyone thinking of going out for the last few weekends of good light and good weather should remember to read the road, slow down for junctions and be particularly careful on bends and when overtaking.

Inspector Dave Barf, of North Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Group, said: "I want you to enjoy your driving and rides on the roads in North Yorkshire. Most importantly, I want you to go home at the end of your trips to enjoy your homes and families. Please treat the roads and other road users with the respect that you yourself would expect.

"Car drivers should make sure that they make good observation and take account of motorcycles. Check your mirrors before altering position or turning. Bikers keep an eye on the vehicles around you. Expect the unexpected and don't assume you've been seen."