Petitioning South Staffordshire council

Make the Bridgnorth Road (A454) safer for motorcyclists

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My life was changed for the worst after my Dad was killed in a tragic motorbike accident on Boxing Day 2016, on the A454, Bridgnorth Road. Seeing the road, I am not surprised there is a lot of accidents and injuries for motorcyclists - due to the winding road and the speed people drive at. As the Bridgnorth Road is well known to be a route many motorcyclists take, I believe a lot more could be done on this road to help to keep them safe, and to keep other families from having to go through the trauma my family and friends had to go through.

"In the Bridgnorth area just one per cent of road users are motorcyclists but they make up half of all road deaths. These are shocking statistics. They are the worst figures in the UK," Said Councillor John Hurst-Knight, Community Safety Partnership Chairman and a member of Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority. - https://www.shropshirefire.gov.uk/news/tragic-bike-deaths-record-county

Although there is a few 'Think Bike' signs, they're not amazingly visible for drivers and there definitely isn't enough! The speed cameras are also sparse, and not all in use - how do we know cars are following the speed limit.. 50mph is fast enough, so how do we know they could brake in time if a motorcyclist was in trouble? 

If you yourself are a motorcyclist, or know someone who is - whether you know the Bridgnorth Road or not - please sign, share and show your support. 

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