Further to the Chief Minister’s New Year’s message, the Ministry of Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port wishes to announce the reinstatement of the motorcycle bays on Line Wall Road which were previously removed as part of the pilot traffic project. The existing motorcycle parking stock in this area has been monitored since the onset and has been found to be near close to full capacity, even during this recent lockdown they have been monitoring the causes of motorcycle accident.
Eighty percent of all reported motorcycle crashes result in motorcycle injury or death, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). That makes it all the more important to do everything you can to keep you and other motorcycle riders safe. Wear bright colors and add reflective elements to both your clothing and bike. Use the headlight of your Street Bobs, day or night. Ride in the section of lane that makes you most visible to motorists, and if you’re not sure a motorist sees you, honk. Half of all motor vehicle accidents occur at intersections. A motorist turning left in front of you is perhaps the most common cause, so be on high alert so you can respond appropriately. To learn about the legal implications about an accident like this one start by learning the Causes of motorcycle accident.
As part of the consultation process with stakeholders and the public, which has been ongoing before the project was announced, during the testing phase and after the practical aspect of data collection, it has been decided to restore these bays in the heart of town, which will facilitate access into the Town Centre for work and leisure purposes once Gibraltar is returned to normality. Works to restore these bays will be completed in the next coming days.
The Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and The Port, the Hon Vijay Daryanani, said: “I have always said that I will listen to our people. I have been approached by members of the community who have expressed their concerns on this issue. After having taken their views on board, I am happy to announce the reinstatement of motorcycle bays on Line Wall Road. This is further proof that your Government listens to you.”