Sheffield Tigers team up for safety

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SHEFFIELD Tigers have today announced a three-way partnership with South Yorkshire Police Fire and Rescue and Pirtek that will see all three parties work towards reducing hazards for motorcyclists on the city’s roads.

Owner Neil Machin revealed fans will have the chance to try out a range of driving and motorcycling simulator equipment at Thursday’s home clash with Premier League champions Glasgow, as well as having the opportunity to seek advice from the Fire and Rescue team.

Chris Lewis, Motorcycle Casualty Reduction Officer for the Safer Roads Partnership said: “Motorcycles make up only one per cent of traffic on the roads but account for almost 20 per cent of all road related casualties. We’re attending Owlerton to promote the importance of road safety, both from the perspectives of the rider and driver.”

Keith Watts from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said: “This is a great way to promote the importance of road safety. During 2011 there were 30 people killed on the roads of South Yorkshire, we are determined to reduce these figures further.”