Kent

Motorcyclists '25% of fatal road casualties' in Kent

More than 25% of fatal casualties in Kent are motorcyclists despite accounting for only 1% of the overall traffic, the local authority has said.

Kent County Council (KCC) said 376 riders died or were seriously injured in the county, in the past three years.

The authority is now launching a campaign targeted at reducing the number of bikers killed and injured.

A website, Kent Bikers, has been launched, which provides advice and tips for motorcyclists.

KCC also plans to engage with bikers by putting posters and postcards in clubs, dealerships and favourite cafe haunts for bikers.

Bryan Sweetland, the cabinet member for environment at the Tory-run council, said: "We want to provide a platform for motorcyclists to share advice and experience, to help us work together to reduce casualties."

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