Motorcycle safety drive wins Prince Michael award

A motorcycle safety project in Scotland has been awarded a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for improving road markings and therefore motorcyclist safety.

Project PRIME is a collaboration between Transport Scotland worked with the Road Safety Trust, BEAR Scotland and globally recognised expert Professor Alex Stedmon which saw the creation of 22 trial sites across Scotland where new road markings were installed to improve the riding behaviour of motorcyclists taking left hand bends.

Video footage of over 32,000 motorcycles using the markings was manually assessed and led to:

  • A significant reduction in speed.
  • A significant improvement in road position both on the approach and apex of the bend.
  • A significant improvement in braking behaviour.
  • No motorcycle injury collisions at any of the previously identified accident cluster sites where PRIME markings have been deployed.

Project PRIME was also awarded both the Road Safety Scheme of the Year Award and the Judges Special Merit Award at the UK Transport Awards in October.

All winners were recognised at a ceremony in London yesterday (12 December). Distracted driving AI solution Acusensus was another of the winners.

(Picture – Transport Scotland)

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