Free hi-vis rucksacks for bikers in Leicestershire
Hundreds of hi-vis rucksacks are being given away to bikers in Leicestershire in a bid to reduce accidents and raise motorcycle awareness.
The rucksacks are being given away by Leicestershire County Council and can be collected from any of the county’s 16 police stations and three libraries that are stocking the bags. Information for bikers on specialist one-to-one training is included with the rucksacks.
Lesley Pendleton, county council cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “We are working hard with our partner organisations to reduce road casualties and are particularly keen to target motorcyclists.
“The rucksacks are a novel way of making bikers more visible and I'd urge residents to call in to a police station or library to pick one up.
“Riding a motorcycle requires a large amount of skill and every rider can benefit from extra training. The one-to-one tuition is an enjoyable experience, designed to make people more competent riders and benefits all motorcyclists, regardless of experience."
Click here to download Leicestershire County Council's 'Think Bike Be Safe Be Seen' poster, or for more information and to find out which police stations and libraries are stocking the rucksacks, click here.
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