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Motorcycle Laws

  • A helmet must be marked BS 6658 1985 and carry the BSI Kitemark or UN/ECE 22.05 to meet legal requirements.
  • Visors and goggles must display a BSI Kitemark and anything under 50% light transmittance is banned.
  • Number plate must conform to BS AU 145a or 145d.
  • Only white or yellow tint headlights are legal in the UK with a max wattage per bulb – 55w while twin lamps or more – 55w max per lamp.
  • Minimum tread across three quarters of the tyre should be 1mm.
  • Tax must be displayed on the left hand side of the motorcycle. Those registered on or before 31st December 1972 are exempted from tax.
  • Motorcyclist- The Highway Code

Motorcycle Accidents

A65 route, A59 route, A64 route, A170 route & A171 route

Motorcycle Accidents

According to,

Motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths. They are roughly 38 times more likely to be killed in a road traffic accident than car occupants, per mile ridden. In 2013, 331 motorcyclists died and 4,866 were seriously injured in road collisions in Great Britain.’ In addition, the organisation says that, ‘30 motorcyclists are killed or injured every day at junctions.

Based on collected data, routes with the highest risk for motorcyclists are highlighted on the following map between 2010 and 2014.

Motorcycle Statistics

Looking at the history of motorcycle accidents, the number of two wheelers licensed in the UK was nearly 950,000 by the beginning of 2003. In 2004, 25,641 motorcyclists were injured and 585 killed. Even though these figures show a decrease compared to the figures in 2003, the number still remained too high given the fact that such accidents could arguably be avoided.

Even though the number in motorcyclist’s death has decreased since 2013, the number of serious injury kept on steadily increasing. Based on the ‘Number of fatalities resulting from road accidents in Great Britain between 2000 to 2013’ published by the Department of Transport,

The average death toll for motorcyclists has come down around the 600 mark per year, however, the number of serious accidents showed an increase. There are over 7000 serious injuries cases taking place in a year, which is equivalent to 19 in a day.

Official statistics show that most common reason for motorcycle accidents were caused by car drivers failing to look properly while the other reasons related to bikers loss of control at the bend, when braking or while overtaking.

Studies show that are three typical types of motorcycle crash

  • Right of way violation accidents (38% of cases)
  • Loss of control at bends (11% of cases)
  • Overtaking accidents (15% of cases)
Motorcycle Statistics

Motorcycle Tests

The following videos are for the official DVSA motorcycle tests.

Motorcycle Test: Module 1

Motorcycle Test: Module 2 – Briefing

Motorcycle Test: Module 2 – On-Road Briefing


Motorcycle Test: Module 2 – On-Road Riding

Motorcycle Test: Module 2 – Safety Questions

Motorcycle Test: Module 2 – Result

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