Scooter safety summary
UK motorcycle ownership has risen almost 60% over the last 20 years, with more than 1.2 million motorcycles now registered across the UK. That’s a lot of you on the road! Be sure to keep these things in mind:
- Make yourself visible by making eye contact with other drivers when turning at junctions. Learn more about safely crossing junctions in this video.
- Wear a high-quality helmet that fits correctly. More space means less protection.
- BikerDown! offer a free first-aid course for motorcyclists. The course is run by fire and rescue services and covers what to do if you’re first to arrive at the scene of a crash, basic life support and how riders can make themselves seen. Find out more about the course here.