Ditch the car for '˜Ride to Work' week

The South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will be supporting this month's international '˜Ride to Work Week' by touring the county on 50cc scooters.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 5:00 am

Officers will be encouraging commuters to leave the car behind and give motorbikes and scooters a try, as well as giving out key road safety messages, in a bid to keep those who do take to two wheels, safer.

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According to the Motor Cycle Industry Association the average four-wheeled commuter will spend nearly two and a half months - or 1,708 hours - at a standstill in traffic or delayed on public transport. They will also spend nearly £50,000 on the cost of travelling to work over the course of their lifetime.

Joanne Wehrle, Safer Roads education manager, said: ‘We are firmly behind the campaign to promote scooters and motorbikes as a viable mode of transport on today’s congested road network. The Safer Roads Partnership run a series of free or discounted training initiatives to improve a rider’s skills to cope with the hectic commute to and from work, college, University or training centre.

Follow @safer_roads for details.