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Police to hold 2 week road safety week for bikers

June 23, 2019 at 8:50am
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Police will from Monday, June 24 hold a two week road safety campaign targeting motorbikes and mopeds, their third so far this year.

Special emphasis will be given to dangerous driving, failure to wear a helmet, breaking the speed limit and driving without a driving licence.

The campaign ends on July 7.

Bikers are particularly vulnerable on the island’s roads, accounting for 10 of the 18 road fatalities so far this year.

Police said that in the period of 2014 to 2018, more than half (52.05%) of the motorbike and moped riders killed in road collisions were not wearing a helmet.