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New advert urges drivers to Think Biker!

Post by Blacklisted on Mon 12 Mar - 6:19

Government campaign aims to tackle road deaths



A NEW advertising campaign has launched, urging drivers to Think Bike! Think Biker!

The idea for the campaign was based on survey data that suggests drivers are more likely to notice a motorcycle if they know a biker themselves.

The adverts show bikers riding along with flashing neon signs attached to their motorcycle. The signs show the biker's name and gives you an insight into their life, with words like 'shy retiring type' or 'new dad'.

Road Safety minister Mike Penning said: "As a biker myself I know how great motorcycling can be but as Road Safety Minister I know that the statistics show bikers are tragically over-represented in road casualties and I want to see this number come down."

"The campaign I am launching today aims to get drivers to think again about how they look at bikers when they’re out on the road. I hope this will help to reduce the number of bikers killed and injured in crashes with cars."

The new ‘Named Riders’ TV campaign starts on Friday 2nd March with radio and petrol station advertising running from Saturday 10th March. It is estimated the campaign will be seen by 92% of drivers an average of eight times. The total cost of the campaign is £1.2 million.

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Post by G-force on Sun 18 Mar - 0:56

I've seen these before. I think they're great. And I hope they actually work..
However I'm also aware that when people get behind the wheel they slip into their own wee world surrounded by their metal cage with their favourite music and various other distractions, Mobile phones.. Grrr.
So I don't think an ad campaign will make a huge difference but if it saves one life, it's worth it.

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Re: New advert urges drivers to Think Biker!

Post by Blacklisted on Mon 19 Mar - 6:48

Yes hopefully they work, The flashing signs do look a bit uncomfy. Plus I hope they don't weigh much as it will adversly affect my bikes performance...... Very Happy

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