Sheffield road branded one of the UK's worst for motorbike crashes

The Mansfield Road stretch of the A6135
The Mansfield Road stretch of the A6135
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A Sheffield road has been labelled one of the UK's most dangerous for motorcyclists.

The A6135, which runs through places such as Mosborough, Birley, Intake and Manor, saw nine collisions involving motorbikes in just 12 months.

Only the A62 in Kirkless with 17 incidents and the A165 in Hull with 13 fared worse for collision in Yorkshire and Humber.

The Sheffield road, forms High Street in Mosborough, Birley Moor Road in Frecheville, Mansfield Road in Intake and City Road in Manor.

The latest data available from The Department for Transport was used to collate the figures putting the A6135 in the top 20 in the UK for motorbike collisions.

Those aged 41 - 65 were most likely to be involved in motorcycle accidents in Sheffield while those aged 65 plus were least likely. Men were also 95 per cent more likely to be involved in accidents than women.

Around 85 per cent of motorbike accidents in the city occurred during fine weather.

A-roads were the most dangerous types of roads for motorcyclists in Yorkshire and 74 per cent of motorbike crashes.

Around 42 per cent of accidents occurred on motorbikes with an engine size of 500cc, compared to a national average of 37 per cent.

Dan Agate Swinton Insurance who helped compile the data said: “Motorcycle safety should always be front of mind for any rider, but awareness events like the UN Global Road Safety Week are great reminders of just how imperative it is to do what we can to stay safe on the road. And talking about it now to riders in Yorkshire and Humber, ahead of summer months, is really important. We hope our interactive map and guides help people to think more about safety with every journey they make, come rain or shine.”

Rodney Kumar from road safety charity IAM RoadSmart said: “We often find that while drivers and motorcyclists strive to be as safe as possible, some find it a challenge to understand exactly how to do so. We are excited to partner with Swinton to help spread the word about motorcycle safety across Yorkshire and Humber.”