BMF supports new ‘Share The Road’ Campaign

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Published on 4 June 2019 by Mike Waters

The British Motorcyclists Federation (BMF) is supporting a new campaign by Leicestershire Police – ‘Share The Road’.

Designed to help make the roads a safer place and reduce the number of road traffic collisions, the campaign intends to educate people who use the roads in how best to share them.

Whether someone is riding a bike, driving a car, behind the wheel of a lorry or using some other form of transport, their behaviour is a major part of protecting their own safety and that of other road users. The campaign will use common sense advice – allowing safe separation distances, use of caution when overtaking, being safe by being seen and so on – to help make it clear that the roads are for everyone.

The BMF’s Chairman Jim Freeman said: “The BMF welcomes all initiatives that support the rights of vulnerable road user groups. As bike riders, we know what it's like to be ignored by mainstream road users, so we respect those on foot, with four legs and pedals. Equally, we realise that the forbearance of those on four or more wheels depends on our respecting the rules and not flouting traffic laws, designed to protect all of us.”

You can find out more about the campaign on the Leicestershire Police website here.

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