THE North West is back this week with thousands of motorbike fans heading to the area for some of the fastest road racing on the island.
Police say they want everyone to enjoy the spectacle but they also says that as motorbikes make up some of our most vulnerable road users they have some advice to keep everyone safe.
For drivers 🚗
. Take longer to look for bikes, look out for motorbikes when you pull out at a junction or when you’re approaching a junction.
. Keep your distance, driving too close can intimidate less experienced motorcyclists.
. Check for bikes when changing lanes.
. Check for bikes when turning, double check,for motorbikes whether you’re turning left or right.
. Park safely, check for motorcyclists before opening your door, and ensure that passengers do the same.
For Motorcyclists 🏍
. Anticipate the actions of others
. Be alert and observant
. Make sure you can slow down and stop if the unexpected happens
. Position yourself in the safest place to maximise your visibility
. Take a ‘lifesaver’ glance over your shoulder before carrying out manoeuvres
. Consider further skills training
. Wear the right gear
“Together we can share the road to zero.”