ACPO lead hosts motorcycle safety ‘webchat’
ACPO’s lead for motorcycling hosted a live webchat on Monday 4 August to mark the start of a national month of action focusing on motorcycle safety.
Deputy chief constable Tim Madgwick, who became ACPO’s national lead for motorcycling earlier this year, was joined in the webchat by road safety experts from across North Yorkshire.
The session covered issues including the importance of wearing protective clothing and taking up further training to enhance riding skills. People joining the session were able ask questions relating to motorcycling safety and the law.
The webchat marked the beginning of a ‘motorcycle safety month of action’ throughout August.
As well as promoting key safety messages, roads policing officers will be carrying out ‘days of action’ targeting serious offending.
For low-level offending, such as traffic sign offences or not being in proper control of a bike, riders will be offered a Rider Intervention and Developing Experience (RIDE) course as an alternative to prosecution, which is designed to help improve riders’ skills and knowledge.
DCC Madgwick, from North Yorkshire Police, said: “The more opportunities we have to talk to motorcyclists and other members of the public, the better we can help them to help us to improve road safety."