White van man ‘stars’ in PTW film

12.00 | 28 May 2014 |

The latest animated film to be released as part of the TWIST motorcycling campaign features a careless van driver who is distracted by a series of events including eating his lunch and answering his mobile phone while driving, and admiring an attractive female pedestrian – with disastrous consequences for an unfortunate PTW rider.

The TWIST campaign encourages riders to take additional post-test training in order to improve their riding skills and learn to anticipate the mistakes made by other road users.

The animated films which are at the heart of the campaign use humour to highlight the dangers bikers face, and the consequences of a collision – irrespective of whose mistake leads to the incident.

The films are designed to attract riders to the TWIST campaign website where there are details of local and regional post test courses across the country.

All of the films end with the message: “They might not see you – but can you learn to spot them?

The latest film, which went live on 26 May, is the third of four in the second phase of TWIST activity. The films have now attracted a combined total of more than 30,000 views on YouTube.

Road safety teams are invited to provide details about training opportunities in their local area for inclusion on the TWIST website – to do so please contact Simon Rawlings, TWIST project manager, on 01379 650112.


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