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Road safety courses for motorcyclists

 
Created on 17/09/2017 @ 17:25
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Local Motorcyclists have the opportunity to become safer riders thanks to a road safety initiative.

Thanks to Welsh Government funding, Powys County Council’s Road Safety Unit can offer ‘Biker Down’. 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.

Additionally, the Road Safety Unit is able to take the ‘Biker Down’ course to existing motorcycle clubs.

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.

“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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