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Rise in biker deaths on rural roads in north and mid Wales

Fatal motorcycle accidents in parts of rural Wales have increased dramatically compared with last year, figures show.

Eighteen motorcyclists have died in the two force areas covering Dyfed-Powys and North Wales Police, compared with eight in 2013.

North Wales Chief Constable Mark Polin said the good weather had brought out more bikers and that rider error had played in a large number of the accidents.

Ed Morrow from road safety charity Brake said it wants the 60mph limit on rural roads to be cut.

They spoke to BBC Radio Wales Country Focus presenter Rachel Garside.

  • 12 Oct 2014
  • From the section Wales