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Council aims to reduce the number of casualties through education

Places cost just £20 and are available to any post-test motorcyclist in MK

Following the success of the scheme in 2016, the Council’s Road Safety Team will be holding more motorcycle safety training days this year.

The assessment days are specifically designed to offer post-test training to all ages of motorcyclist to make them more confident and safer on the road and promote better riding techniques.

Extra education for motorcyclists is being offered in response to the high number of biker casualties that have occurred over the last 24 months. In this period alone, 41 motorcyclists have been killed or seriously injured on Milton Keynes roads.

The Council is subsidising the cost for the 1-day training course so it only costs £20 and is open to post-test motorcyclists in Milton Keynes.

Available course dates are as follows:

Saturday 18 March     Great Holm Fire Station

Saturday 20 May        Great Holm Fire Station

Saturday 17 June        Great Holm Fire Station

Saturday 16  Sept       Great Holm Fire station

After each session the course attendees will be entered into a draw to win an Institute of Advanced Motorists Motorcycle “Skills for Life course”

The training day will start at 9am and will include:

  • Theory classroom session in the morning covering observation, acceleration, braking, gears, steering, positioning, cornering.
  • Discussing situations and issues raised by actual cases of motorcycle collisions on MK roads.
  • On-road assessment with trained motorcyclists

Cllr Liz Gifford, Cabinet member with responsibility for Road Safety said, “I would strongly urge anyone who rides a motorcycle to take advantage of these safety training days, last year two extra days were added due to the high demand for this training. The statistics show that this kind of road user has very high casualty numbers and this needs to be reduced significantly”.

Rod Hardie, Institute of Advanced Motorists who are supporting these training days said “We are a group of Advanced Motorcyclists who enjoy motorcycling and are keen to pass our experience and knowledge gained over the years on to other people with many hints and tips in order to allow you become a safer and more confident rider who is much more aware of the dangers and pitfalls there are out there. We aim to improve your riding skills to help you enjoy your riding and to remain safe”.

For more information or to book a place please contact Nigel Spencer on 01908 252806 or e-mail nigel.spencer@milton-keynes.gov.uk

 

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