Young riders in the spotlight at new road safety conference

Published on 12 July 2018 by Robert Drane

Nurturing the next generation of riders will be the theme for a new road safety conference run by Road Safety GB and FirstBike.

Young Rider Focus, which takes place in Birmingham next March, will see industry experts debate what can be done to help young riders be safer on Britain’s roads.

There will be contributions from the DVSA, Highways England and academics on topics including education, training, machine performance and equipment. It will also feature a panel discussion with an open ‘ask the expert’ questions session.

The conference is officially supported by a range of automotive bodies including the BMF, IAM RoadSmart and the Department for Infrastructure.

Anna Zee, the BMF’s Political and Technical Services Director, said:

“The BMF is very happy to support this event, which should raise awareness of the issues facing young riders and look at how these may be addressed. We want to help make sure young riders stay safe while they enjoy their riding.”

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