Helping motorcyclists stay safe

28 October 2015

Albury drivers and riders are urged to put safety first as part of Motorcycle Awareness Week from 24-30 October.

Motorcyclists are encouraged to collect a new AlburyCity brochure, which has information on how to stay safe when riding in the Albury region.

The brochure has been developed to coincide with Motorcycle Awareness Week, which is a campaign is to improve the safety of motorcyclists by increasing the skills and knowledge of riders and the awareness of drivers.

The "Motorcycle Riding in the Albury Region" brochure includes information about planning a ride, hazards to be aware of and information about what to do if you arrive at the scene of an accident.

The brochure can be downloaded from AlburyCity's website or can be collected from any motorcycle retailer in Albury.

The Chair of the Local Traffic Committee, Cr Graham Docksey said saving motorcycle riders' lives and preventing injuries in our region was a critical road safety challenge for Council.

"I urge all riders to grab a copy of this brochure from any motorbike retailer in Albury or download it here," he said.

Cr Docksey said the brochure would help to give riders the information they need to stay safe while enjoying the picturesque surrounds of our beautiful region.

"Riding a motorcycle can be an enjoyable experience, but unlike a vehicle there are additional measures that riders can take so that they can keep enjoying the ride throughout our surrounds for many years to come," he said.

"Motorbikes are increasingly popular and since 2006 registrations have increased by 55 per cent.

"It's important for all road users that motorcyclists ride safely and that drivers are aware of them."

Additional information about motorcycle safety and the Ride to Live campaign is available from the Transport for NSW website.