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Motorcycle safety courses offered

 
Created on 14/09/2017 @ 12:52
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Motorcyclists in Newtown will have the opportunity to become safer riders thanks to a series of road safety initiatives being held later this month.
 
Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit is offering two initiatives to help motorcyclists ride safely.
 
The first initiative – Ride On – is a one-day motorcycle course designed to give motorcyclists an introduction to advanced motorcycling.  It consists of an informal theory session followed by an assessment ride out, which is captured on the tutors’ bike mounted camera.
 
The course, which is open to people who live and work in the county, takes place on Saturday, 23 September in Llandrindod Wells.
 
Biker Down is the other course available to motorcyclists.

Provided and delivered by the unit in partnership with Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, the three hour course covers such topics as collision scene management, emergency first aid and helmet removal and the science of being seen.
 
The course will take place in Newtown on Thursday, 21 September.  

Additionally, the Road Safety Unit is able to take the ‘Biker Down’ course to existing motorcycle clubs.
 
Finally, the unit is also making the ‘Crash Card’ scheme available to any motorcyclist who uses the county’s roads.  The card contains the personal details of the motorcyclist and sits in the lining of their helmet and can be used by the emergency services should they ever be involved in a collision.
 
Cllr Liam Fitzpatrick, Cabinet Member for Highways, said: “Ensuring that our roads are safe is hugely important for our county. I would urge motorcyclists across Powys to take advantage of these fantastic schemes.
 
“These courses are so important because they provide vital skills that could ultimately help save lives.”
 
For information on any of these schemes or indeed to book a place, please contact the Road Safety Unit on 01597 826979 or email road.safety@powys.gov.uk

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