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    Five bikers killed in North Yorkshire this year (From The Northern ...

    A POLICE force said it is continuing its efforts to improve motorbike safety following two fatal accidents in one day.

    Five riders have now died in North Yorkshire over the last eight weeks - the same number as were killed in the county in the whole of 2012.

    A 51-year-old man from Redcar and a 47-year-old man from Stockton died in collisions on the North York Moors on Sunday.

    The county, which attracts large numbers of riders to its 5,500-mile road network, has seen 145 motorcyclist deaths since 2002.

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    Safety guide for motorbike riders in North Yorkshire
    Bikers taking to the roads in North Yorkshire are being encouraged to make use of a safety guide produced by police in an effort to cut the number of fatal crashes in the county. Officers said that in the past six years 71 bikers had died in accidents

    Warning after Teesside bikers die on the roads
    Last year's fatal motorbike accidents included one on the A171 Guisborough to Whitby Rd. A total of 182 bikers have been killed on North Yorkshire's roads over the past 10 years. Now North Yorkshire Police are joining forces with colleagues across the

    Biker killed in tractor crash near York
    Traffic Constable Yvonne Taylor, of North Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Group, said the biker had been travelling with another motorcycle before the accident, and was pronounced dead at the scene, outside Raker Lakes. The driver of the tractor,

    Crash tragedy biker was due to be married: Partner's tribute to 'wonderful' man
    But he died after a head-on crash with a car towing a caravan when he took his bike out for a ride in the North Yorkshire countryside. Miss Lewis said: "Peter was a wonderful man who was loved by all who knew him. "He will be terribly missed by his

    Yorkshire bikers targeted in drive to cut road deaths
    Yorkshire bikers targeted in drive to cut road deaths Bikers make up 20% of serious road accident casualties in the Yorkshire and Humber region. However they make up only 1% of road users. Dave Glanville, motorcycle road safety officer for West Yorkshire, said: "We recognise that most riders are safe,

    Fewer dead but more badly hurt on roads in Selby

    FEWER people died but more were seriously injured on Selby ’s roads last year, figures have confirmed.

    A report on accidents in the district which will go before a North Yorkshire County Council committee next week showed that almost a third of those killed or seriously injured during 2012 were the riders or pillion passengers on motorbikes, with almost half being drivers or passengers in cars.

    The number of deaths halved year-on-year, from eight to four, but the number of people who were seriously injured rose from 42 to 51, meaning the district’s overall serious-accident tally increased from 50 to 55 in 2012. There were also six more pedestrians injured – 14 in total – last year than in 2011.

    The findings will be discussed next Monday by the county council’s Selby area committee. The report by the authority’s road safety team leader Honor Byford said the accidents total on A roads in Selby district dropped from 111 in 2011 to 97 in 2012.

    Across North Yorkshire, 31 people were killed in crashes last year, 11 fewer than the year before, and the lowest total since modern county records began in 1990.