Central Bedfordshire Council’s road safety team has launched a 360-degree virtual reality video to highlight the importance of positioning and observation on a motorcycle.
The film, ‘Evel on the Roads’, puts the viewer in the rider’s seat in a bid to emphasise how easy it is for a motorcyclist to miss what’s happening around them.
To achieve this, the viewer is set the challenge of spotting ‘legendary’ stunt man Evel Knievel.
The video, launched last week, is narrated by the 1981 British Superbike champion and former BBC MotoGP commentator Steve Parrish, who described it as ‘a really good idea’.
Steve Parrish said: “I have been a motorcyclist for 45 years now and if something like this is around to make people safer on the road then I am pleased to help. It’s really good and I might even learn something myself.”
Amanda Graydon, senior road safety officer with Central Bedfordshire Council, said: “It’s great to have Steve on board with the project, which is really exploiting new technology to get our messages across.
“Virtual reality has become really popular and we hope that is helps to make a difference to keep people safe on our roads.”
The film is publicised on the ‘Motorcycling Matters’ website, which is run by Bedfordshire and Luton Casualty Reduction Partnership. The website has all the latest information for bikers in the region, including advanced training.
For more information about the new video, contact Central Bedfordshire’s road safety team via email.
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