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kill the excuses, it's no accident

Over 95% of crashes where someone is killed
or seriously injured are due to human error.

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he tried to say the road was greasy

Highway code NI RULE 125

The speed limit is the absolute maximum and does not mean that it is safe to drive at that speed irrespective of the conditions. You should always reduce your speed when weather conditions make it safer to do so.

she said her passenger distracted her

Highway code NI RULE 148

Safe driving and riding needs concentration. Avoid distractions when driving such as

  • loud music
  • trying to read maps
  • inserting a cassette or CD or tuning a radio
  • arguing with your passengers or other road users
  • eating and drinking
  • smoking

he said he didn't realise his bike was so powerful

The Highway Code NI clearly explains Motorcycle Licence requirements on pages 118 and 119.

Highway code NI RULE 124

You MUST NOT exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle.

he said he was in a hurry

Highway code NI Rule 124 You MUST NOT exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle.

Highway code NI Rule 125 The speed limit is the absolute maximum and does not mean that it is safe to drive at that speed irrespective of the conditions.

The rules of the Highway Code NI protect all road users, including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists and drivers. To protect yourself from death and serious injury and from breaking the law download your free copy of the Highway Code NI today (PDF 8.7 MB).

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