While motorcyclists have always been at high risk, subjectively it feels as if they are having a particularly terrible year so far. I haven't counted, but I certainly can't remember reading so many reports on motorcyclist casualties in previous years. :(
They are overdue some sort of positive action group. They still cannot use all bus lanes which is a big deal for them. They are seeing some of the major roads being partitioned off for cyclists which can have the effect of squeezing them into even worse infrastructure. They have everything in place that people opposed to cycles rant about (compulsory helmets, licensing, insurance, number plates) but get nothing in all the new infrastructure. They shouldn't have to have a 'bad' year to get people thinking about them.
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