Monday, 6 February, 2023

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Lowveld motorcyclists ride to raise awareness

More than one hundred motorcyclists joined in a ride on Saturday to raise awareness of motorcycle safety in the Lowveld. The ride was organised by the Bikers’ Lives Matter movement.

“The organisation was formed in response to the number of motorcycle accidents and biker deaths on the roads,” says Sibusiso Ngomane, Bikers Lives Matter representative in the Lowveld.

“We felt and still feel that bikers are not protected on the roads. The road infrastructure keeps deteriorating and the number of vehicles on our roads keep increasing. Motorcycle accidents can also be attributed the ridders’ inexperience, motor-vehicle driver behaviour, road rage, reckless and negligent driving and a general disrespect of road rules and laws.”

Bikers’ Lives Matter NPC is a registered public-benefit organisation based in Gauteng, but with representation other parts of the country as well as in Ghana, Botswana, Kenya, eSwatini, Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Angola, and Namibia.

Motorcycle clubs from the Lowveld joined the ride, as did the Lowveld Motorcycle Safety Initiative (LMSi).

“It is our aim as an organisation to offer remedies to bikers losing their lives on the roads,” Ngomane said.

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