Lifted from UK Motorcycle News website:\n\nA Transport for London (TfL) report has shown congestion charging in\nthe capital has been accompanied by a 15% drop in motorcycle\ncasualties, despite a rise in bike use.\n\nThe TfL report, `Congestion charging six months on' has shown a 20%\nrise in motorcycling in the congestion zones with commuters switching\nto two wheels to get to work quicker and avoid the £5 fee.\n\nThe Motor Cycle Industry Association's Craig Cary-Clinch said:\n\n" Clearly measures to support motorcycle use, such as exemption from\nLondon's congestion charge, are good for motorcycle safety. Too often\ntransport planners see measures to improve accessibility for bikes,\nsuch as exemption from charges and access to bus lanes, leading to\nmore accidents. TfL's findings clearly show this is wrong. A\nmotorcycle safety strategy is not simply about education and\nenforcement; it's also about engineering and planning. "\n\n\nFrom UK GOV WebSite: [URL]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/cc_intro.shtml[/URL]\n\nSee\n[URL]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/tfl/downloads/pdf/congestion-charging/cc-6monthson.pdf[/URL]\n\nfind: "3.97 The number of powered 2-wheelers (motorcycles and mopeds)\ninvolved in accidents\nhas also reduced following the introduction of charging when compared to the\nsame\nperiods in 2002, by about 15%. There has also been a reduction of 17% in the\nnumber\nof pedal cycles involved in accidents. These reductions are despite the\nincreases\nrecorded in the number of two-wheeled vehicles within the charging zone."