A website that contains information about training courses for PTW riders has been revamped and relaunched, and road safety officers are being invited to submit information about training in their local area.
The TWIST website was originally set up as part of the campaign of the same name which was launched in May 2013 by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership. A series of animated films have been produced as part of TWIST, to persuade PTW riders of the benefits of post-test training.
The five films, which have been produced in a humorous vein, show some of the “daft and dangerous” things that can get bikers into trouble – and the mistakes that drivers make which can have serious implications for riders. They are designed to encourage riders to take additional training to make them better and safer riders, and have been viewed more than 36,000 times.
Recognising that the films would be viewed all over the UK (and further afield), the second phase of the campaign (launched in April 2014) included a national database of local and regional training courses and information. The database has been extended since then and now includes details of 44 training and safety initiatives for PTW riders across England and Wales.
Matt Staton, from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Road Safety Partnership, said: “While we developed the films ourselves, they are being viewed by bikers across the UK and further afield.
“As such, in order to maximize the campaign’s effectiveness it seemed logical to include details of local and regional training for bikers across the UK.”
For more information, or to provide details for inclusion in the training database, contact Simon Rawlings TWIST website manager, on 01379 650112.