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Motorcycle claims triple in Campaspe

The number of insurance claims lodged for motorcycles has tripled in Campaspe Shire, according to the RACV.

JESS CRAIG December 30, 2013 4:01am

Motorcycle insurance claims jumped 200 per cent in Campaspe Shire in a year.

New figures from RACV Insurance show an increase from three motorcycle insurance claims in 2011 to nine in 2012.

The figures show that in 2012 there were 53 motorbike claims, mostly related to collisions, in Victoria’s north-east compared with 38 for the same period in 2011.

The surge in claims is despite a modest 2.6 per cent increase in the number of motorcycles registered on Victorian roads in 2012.

RACV general manager insurance Paul Northey said RACV Insurance’s analysis shows motorcyclists are most likely to be involved in a accident between 10am and 6pm.

The RACV data showed motorcycle claims during the past year were most commonly reported as the result of a motorcyclist losing control, especially in the wet and on corners, or being hit by another vehicle.

TAC figures showed of the 282 people killed on Victoria’s roads in 2012, 41 were riders and passengers of motorcycles, representing 15 per cent of the road toll.

Men aged 19 to 40 represent almost 30 per cent of motorcycle accidents.

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