Saving money - but at what cost?
RideSafe BackSafe is urging recent converts to two wheels to take skills training as soon as they buy a motorcycle or scooter.
The biker-dedicated initiative is concerned that many road users are turning to a cheaper mode of transport to beat the credit crunch and assuming that their driving skills are adequate.
RideSafe BackSafe’s Shelby Williams explains: "Motorcycle dealerships across the northwest are telling us that sales of scooters and smaller motorcycles are surprisingly buoyant at the moment and this probably reflects the desire for many road users to find a cheaper way to travel.
“However, when dealers recommend that customers book a skills training course or rider assessment scheme the take up is poor."
For further information visit: www.ridesafebacksafe.co.uk
New website includes membersí portal and info on training courses etc
Apply for Corporate Membership of Road Safety GB
Road Safety campaigns, research, data and help forum
The 2017 National Road Safety Conference
For more info and to register to attend click here...
Project EDWARD - 21 September 2017
For more info click here...
AROUND THE WEB
Mobile phone penalties double - but will it be an effective deterrent?
Edward Seaman, assistant editor of Road Safety News, reviews the change in legislation and its potential to influence behaviour.
The driving test trial
The findings of a DVSA trial, conducted with the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), released to coincide with the new driving test changes.
Highways England's vehicle checks campaign
Click here to subscribe for weekly news alert