Just to add to my previous post some very positive news relating to motorcycle safety, new crash barrier standards are on the way from the EU!
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Bikes in the fast lane
This is very positive and certainly better then the Vision Zero idea of just banning motorcycle use all together. Training, education & better designed roads will benefit every road user. The only worry is the time it will take to bring these barriers in. UK ministers stated last year that they would only replace barriers when they needed replacing...after the crash has occurred! I will not hold my breath for common sense to dawn on the politicians.
Keep the rubber side down.