Biker deaths triple in year

The scene of an accident on the A171

The scene of an accident on the A171

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The trebling of the death toll among motorcycle riders has triggered a new safety campaign on North Yorkshire’s roads.

The county saw 15 motorcyclist deaths last year, up from five in 2012.

Figures suggest 70 per cent of collisions involving motorcyclists in North Yorkshire follow a mistake by the biker.

 

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