New course aims to improve driver/cyclist relationships
Managed Road Safety Solutions (MRSS) has developed a new driver training course which explores the relationship between drivers and cyclists.
MRSS points to the link between the increasing number of people taking up cycling for its economic and health benefits, and a rise in the number of cyclist casualties.
The course aims to improve the safety of cyclists (and motorcyclists) by explaining and demonstrating ‘visual scanning techniques’, and showing how these techniques can help drivers spot vulnerable road users.
The course is designed for organisations seeking to improve general awareness among their drivers, with particular reference to awareness of cyclists. It also explores some ‘urban myths’ to try and improve interaction between drivers and cyclists.
Nick Lloyd, director of MRSS, said: “We’ve developed this course in light of the unfortunate high profile crash involving Bradley Wiggins, where it would seem that the driver looked and failed to see, and the rise in cycle casualties in 2011.
“This highly interactive course is extremely flexible and can be purely theory based or can have a practical Level 3 cycling element included, making it suitable for companies who wish to promote safe cycling through its workforce.”
For more information contact Nick Lloyd on 01952 607183.
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