Road Safety News

Campaign launches young rider initiative

Monday 30th March 2009

RideSafe BackSafe is launching a new initiative, ‘Geared & Go’ targeting 16-24 year old scooter and motorcycle riders across the north west.

The initiative offers a free half-day seminar of interactive learning. Groups of young riders will be encouraged to participate in discussions about contributory factors in road traffic collisions, crash investigation and the effects of drugs. A demonstration breathalyser test, case studies and routes to licence will also be presented to the groups.

Linda Sanderson, RideSafe BackSafe communications manager, said: “Geared & Go offers a great opportunity for young riders to become more skilful, more knowledgeable and better protected.

“Everyone who attends will receive a free ‘First Date’ DVD and a RideSafe BackSafe goodie bag. The first 40 to pre-register and arrive on the day will also receive a free pair of Kevlar-lined jeans.”

The ‘Geared & Go’ young rider day will be held in Lytham St Annes on 18 April.

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WEll intentioned but poorly supported by riders. I know I was there.

Its no use just putting it out there without substance. needs work to get to the persons who would benifit.

Once again well intentioned but lacked support.
Bob Craven Blackpool

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