The number of motorcyclists killed on the roads in Great Britain increased by nine percent from 2016-2017, according to the Department for Transport’s latest report.

Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2017 annual report reveals that there were 349 motorcyclist fatalities last year. Motorcycle riders accounted for 19 percent of all road deaths, a disproportionate figure considering that motorcycle riders made up just four percent of all road users.

In total there were 18,042 motorcyclist casualties; a seven percent reduction from 2016. Of these, 91 percent were male, 30 percent were aged between 17 and 24 and almost half (47 percent) of casualties occurred in London and the South East of England.