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|2 Jun 2020, 12:20 p.m.||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)||Sir Christopher Chope MP (Conservative - Christchurch)|
Question to the Department for Transport:
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to promote the use of powered two wheelers as an alternative to public transport; and if he will make a statement.
Answered by Rachel Maclean - Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)
As part of the recent update of the Department’s Road Safety Statement, published on 19 July 2019, we committed to ensuring motorcyclists have the necessary skills in order to stay safe on the road.
The Department’s guidance issued on 12 May refers to “Private cars and other vehicles” as an alternative to using public transport and encourages the public to “consider all other forms of transport before using public transport”. This would include private vehicles such as motorcycles and mopeds where the journey to be made is appropriate.