Mike is backing a petition which calls on the Government to ensure that motorcycle-related questions are made compulsory for the driving theory test.
Three of the industry’s most influential organisations – MCI, BMF and MAG – have added their support to the Motorcyclists Matter e-petition, which is now one third of the way to reaching the target of 100,000 signatures. While motorcyclists account for only 1% of road traffic, they account for almost 20% of road fatalities. The current system of random selection means that some road users are able to pass their driving test without ever answering a question that is related to motorcycling. To sign the petition, click here.
Commenting, Mike said: “As an avid bike rider I know just how dangerous it can be on the road for motorcyclists. I fully support this sensible campaign which would see questions relating to bikes made compulsory on the driving theory test. Awareness of all road users is paramount to improving safety and reducing fatalities.”