Police help young bikers to take to road safely

STUDENTS in Doncaster got on their bikes to take part in a road safety initiative organised by Doncaster council and South Yorkshire police.

Monday, 15th October 2007, 2:37 pm
Updated Monday, 15th October 2007, 4:03 pm

The BikeSafe scheme aims to help reduce the number of motorcycle rider casualties by promoting safer riding and is the first of a number of events in the borough.

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BikeSafe is a practical educational course which enables Doncaster’s young people to experience riding a small powered two-wheel vehicle, such as a scooter, under the supervision of police motorcyclists.

Students are given advice about insurance, licenes, training courses, protective clothing and the law .

Mayor Martin Winter said: “For many students this will be their first experience of riding a motorcycle or scooter and it gives them the opportunity to experience this under professional supervision. The BikeSafe initiative helps to reduce the number of motorcycle accident casualties.”