Warning to two wheel commuters as dark evenings loom
As the clocks go back and winter approaches, Warwickshire’s road safety team is urging people who travel on two wheels to invest in high visibility clothing and take voluntary training.
Stephen Rumble, RSO, says: “Bright, highly visible colours make sense when riding in daylight, whereas highly reflective materials are crucial in low light conditions.
“Motorcycle clothing manufacturers offer a range of modern and fashion conscious clothing that take both of these needs in to account. Even wearing an inexpensive hi-vis bib over your usual biking gear would be beneficial. Training can also help safely negotiate hazards when riding in rush hour traffic and poor light conditions.”
Warwickshire’s Take Control rider training offers a range of free or subsidised courses that can be personalised to include advice about protective clothing and low light riding.
For more information go to: www.takecontroltraining.co.uk