May 17, 2011 19:00 ET

Women Lead the Way in Motorcycle Safety

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - According to research from Swinton Bikes, there has been an increase in women bikers taking to the roads in the past year, and they seem to be leading the way in biker safety.

Swinton Bikes, one of the UK's leading high street retailers of motorbike insurance has seen a 14% increase in the number of women seeking bike insurance quotes compared to this time last year.

Research has also shown that, proportionately, women motorbike riders are safer riders than male motorcyclists. In addition, while men may be reluctant to take up further training after passing their motorcycle test, women tend to demonstrate greater interest in advanced rider development training and safety courses after they have obtained their license.

The growing popularity of women motorcyclists can be seen in the vast array of A-list celebrities who have swapped four wheels for two. Well known motorcycle riders and enthusiasts include Charlize Theron, Megan Fox, KD Lang, Angelina Jolie, Pink, Alanis Morissette and Courtney Cox, to name a few.

Anthony Aronin, Head of Swinton Bikes said, "It's fantastic to see that more and more women are joining the motorcycle community, and it's great to see an increase of female motorcyclists in the public eye."

"It's even better that female riders are taking on further advanced training by completing development training and motorcycle safety courses. If women are generally safer riders and have fewer accidents, it would also mean less motorbike insurance claims and lower premiums."

About Swinton

  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer
  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community
  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance
  • With a dedicated team on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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