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    Warning signs to cut bike deaths

    The new signs have been put up at accident blackspots
    A campaign to reduce the death rate among motorcyclists has been launched in Cambridgeshire.
    New roadside warning signs targeting bikers and motorists have been placed at nine accident blackspots, including the A1421 Witcham Toll to Haddenham.

    Last year ten people were killed in motorbike accidents on the county’s roads, and 95 were seriously injured.

    Road safety officer Steve Merrett said both motorcyclists and motorists should be aware of potential dangers.

    “Very often motorcyclists are the authors of their own demise – they don’t take account of the situation they are entering,” he said.

    “Car drivers have got a part to play as well. These collisions do take place near road junctions where motorists simply do not look for the motorcyclist.”

    The road signs have been introduced by Cambridgeshire County Council’s road safety team.

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