Safety campaign launched ahead of bikers’ Festival
The campaign - a joint initiative between the Department of Infrastructure and the Isle of Man Constabulary - continues the themes highlighted during the 2014 TT, using the slogan ‘Don’t bin it. For everyone’s sake slow down’.
Several thousand visitors are expected to travel to the Island for the Festival, resulting in a big increase in the volume of traffic on local roads. The campaign encourages visiting and local bikers to respect the Manx roads, keep their speeds down and ride within their capabilities.
‘Don’t bin it’ is a play on the phrase used by bikers to refer to crashing and the campaign posters feature an image of a motorcycle in a wheelie bin.
John Houghton MHK, member of the Department of Infrastructure with responsibility for highway services, said: “We want locals and visitors alike to enjoy everything the Isle of Man and the Festival of Motorsport has to offer. The safety campaign encourages people to behave responsibly, ride to the conditions and show respect for other road users.
“The race fortnight is a busy period and we hope everyone will heed the campaign message and go home with fond memories of their time in the Isle of Man.”
The Isle of Man Constabulary will once again have a strong presence during the Festival of Motorcycling, with unmarked police cars and motorcycles on patrol.