A government road safety campaign has received backing from world superbike rider Chaz Davies and comedian Alan Davies. The latest THINK! Campaign aimed at motorcyclists, launched as Norfolk Police released their road safety campaign containing footage of a motorcyclist who was killed in a high-speed accident.
Chaz Davies has been racing bikes for almost 20 years, but only recently passed his road test, completing further training to improve his skills. Eight regular bike riders also took part in the government road safety campaign after being recruited through Motorcycle News magazine and the THINK Biker Facebook page. Chaz commented, “There are so many more variables on the road and I think people can get a little over confident, but you are never too good. You never know what’s around the corner.”
Robert Goodwill, the Transport Minister, urged all riders to sign up online for further training. Whether you have recently passed your test or are a more experienced rider, further training can help you to anticipate hazards and improve your safety on the road, reducing your risk of accidents. With motorcyclists up to 55 times more likely to be seriously injured or killed in road traffic accidents than other drivers, further training is the best way to reduce the risk.
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Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown