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Campaign aims to cut biker deaths

A campaign is being launched to reduce the number of motorcycle deaths on Gloucestershire's roads.

In the past three years, 16 bikers have died in the county and a further 135 have been seriously injured.

Motorcyclist Jeff Pollard believes it is important to target young motorcyclists and drivers.

"The initial test is very basic," he said. "They aren't allowed on motorways before they've passed. The training needs to be more available," he added.



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