PTW event: ensuring riders are at the centre of road safety policy

08.44 | 17 March 2021 | | |

Road Safety GB’s three-week online PTW event reaches its midway point with a presentation outlining the work of one organisation to spread best practice for motorcycle safety across the globe.

As the global advocate for motorcycling, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) is keen to ensure that motorcycling will be seen as the safe and sustainable choice across the world for generations to come.

As part of this, FIM has worked with various road safety organisations to spread best practice for motorcycle safety across the globe.

In today’s presentation, Christopher Hodder, FIM’s public affairs manager, will give a brief overview of this work and explain why the organisation puts so much emphasis on ensuring that vehicles users are at the centre of road safety policy.

The presentation is available to watch via the PTW event website from 10am today (17 March).

Still to come this week
The online event, titled ‘PTW Riders: improving safety and reducing collisions and casualties’, is sponsored by Devitt Insurance.

Tomorrow’s offering is a presentation from Heidi Duffy MBE, facilitator of the National Young Rider Forum, and Tanya Fosdick, head of research at Agilysis.

Heidi and Tanya will provide a first glimpse of the findings from a research project, funded by the Department for Transport, which started and was completed in the pandemic year.

‘Understanding who our Young Riders are’ is a five-part study which investigates every aspect of young riders’ lives, to gain a better insight into how they feel about being a rider, what concerns them as a young road user – and to identify the best way to reach and support them as young road users of the future.

Week two ends on Friday with a double header of presentations including one prepared by Tony Campbell, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA), who will look at the role of PTWs during the Covid pandemic.

Meanwhile Kevin Williams, Survival Skills Rider Training, will present the ‘Science Of Being Seen’ (SOBS) – which aims to proactively prevent ‘Sorry Mate I Didn’t See You’ (SMIDSY) collisions between drivers and motorcyclists.

More information
For more information about the PTW Riders’ online event visit the event website or contact Edward Seaman by email or on 01379 650112.



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