POSTERS warning road users to 'think bike' have been put up in accident hot spots around the county – including a stretch of the Wessex Way when a 29-year-old motorcyclist died last August.

The bright yellow posters are pinned up along roads where collisions happen more frequently.

During 2018, 85 motorcyclists were killed or seriously hurt on Dorset roads.

Monika Kunda, 29, died after a crash on the eastbound stretch of the Wessex Way close to the Richmond Hill sliproad on Tuesday, August 14 last year.

Ms Kunda, a bank worker who lived in Studland Road, Alum Chine, lost control of her black Yamaha motorbike. The bike was the only vehicle involved in the collision.

As reported in the Daily Echo, it was heard at an inquest last week that a witness saw Ms Kunda stretching her leg away from the side of the bike in the seconds before the collision. It then appeared as if she was unable to put her boot back on the peg.

Ms Kunda was wearing a black leather jacket, black boots decorated with diamanté with a "two- to three-inch chunky heel" and a "bright pink" crash helmet, the inquest heard.

The witness saw Ms Kunda struggle for around two seconds when "suddenly the bike seemed to go out from underneath her". Excess speed was not a factor in the collision.

Coroner Brendan Allen, who recorded a conclusion that Ms Kunda had died as the result of a road traffic collision, urged all bikers to wear 'appropriate' clothing, "no matter how short the journey".

One of the new yellow signs has been tied to a lamppost close to where she was killed.

Three motorcyclists have died this year in crashes on the county's roads, including dad-of-four Andrew Mann, 40, who died on the A31 near Sturminster Marshall on the morning of April 30.

Inspector Joe Pardey of the traffic unit said: “I would like to remind riders to ride responsibly and always consider potential hazards such as queuing traffic, junctions and entrances.”