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Traffic - advice to motorcyclists

On this month’s Crimecall Garda Adrian Corcoran was in studio to discuss motorcycle safety. He offered the following advice to motorcyclists in relation to returning to the roads for the summer months ahead: 

  • Getting the bike road-ready after having been parked up for months.
  • Doing necessary checks (chain, oil, brakes, lights) which may require the expertise of a mechanic.
  • Helmet safety standards (what ‘mark of approval’ to look for when buying a good quality helmet).
  • Getting yourself ‘road-ready’ when returning to biking. It is important to ease yourself back in gently.
  • Protective gear such as long sleeves and proper footwear which motorcyclists need to wear at all times. 

While statistically the danger times are at weekends and Sunday, motorcyclists should exercise caution and slow down at all times.