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Police are renewing a call to motorcyclists to ride safely.

Hampshire Constabulary is supporting a national campaign, running until Sunday, led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council to improve bikers’ behaviour.

Roads policing officers will give advice to motorcyclists and other road users about reducing deaths and injuries.

Even though motorcyclists make up one per cent of total road traffic, they account for 19 per cent of UK road deaths.

In Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in 2014, there were nine motorcyclists killed and 264 seriously injured.

Sgt Rob Heard from Hampshire’s roads policing unit said: ‘Our research continues to identify three high risk groups of motorcyclists: leisure riders, commuters and young scooter riders.

‘Commuter riders are injured between 4pm and 7pm, Mondays to Fridays, because they are not seen by cars pulling out from junctions or because those riders are not behaving responsibly.’

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