Wednesday 25th February 2009
Be Wiser Insurance

A new DVD-Rom from the Highways Agency could help bikers avoid a motorcycle insurance claim, it has been suggested.

Great Roads Great Rides 2 is an interactive product that is intended to assist riders when it comes to reading the road.

It was launched at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents\' 74th Road Safety Congress in Blackpool this week.

Speaking at the event, road safety minister Jim Fitzpatrick welcomed the package.

He stated: "With biking becoming increasingly popular, we want to help riders enjoy using the roads safely."

Mr Fitzpatrick added motorcyclists are currently the most vulnerable group of road users in the UK - accounting for 20 per cent of all fatalities - despite making up just one per cent of overall traffic.

In related news, the Motorcycle Industry Association recently reported registrations of powered two-wheelers were down 7.3 per cent in January compared with the same month in 2008.

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