Scheme to enhance biker security

You by no means cease studying – which is why a brand new police-backed plan is encouraging bikers to enhance their highway security with some extra coaching. Right here’s the lowdown.

The scheme is a part of a brand new ‘Weak Highway Customers Operation’ instigated by the Nationwide Police Chiefs’ Council – following the discharge of a batch of figures which present a disproportionate variety of bikers are killed or critically injured on the highway.

Improved rider safety

To assist hold bikers safer, the plan outlines a variety of measures, together with elevating consciousness, selling additional coaching and offering ideas for safer driving.

It particulars the significance of additional ‘THINK BIKE’ indicators on roads fashionable with riders, highlights the supply of free on-line BikeSafe coaching, BikeSafe programs the place riders are noticed by police riders, and the three-hour Biker Down programs goals to equip riders with the information to behave in the event that they have been first on the scene of an accident. There’s additionally a point out of post-test bike coaching from IAM, RoSPA and the DVSA Enhanced Rider Scheme.

It additionally suggests elevating consciousness of the Authorities-backed Ridefree on-line coaching course, partaking with younger riders at pupil occasions, and presents a variety of ideas for enhancing rider security.

Talking concerning the information, Sergeant Shaun Bridle, Regional BikeSafe Coordinator for the Warwickshire Highway Security Partnership, mentioned: “While bikes make up roughly 3% of all site visitors, in Warwickshire from 2018-2021, nearly 1 / 4 (22.88%) of individuals killed or critically injured on our roads have been bikers. That is actually disproportionate to the variety of bikes on the roads, and we’re every part we are able to do to assist convey these numbers down.”

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It’s an admirable endeavour – and we’ve got to applaud any organisation which makes effort to assist bikers and make them safer. Prime work.


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