Motorcycle safety conference announced


Published on 22 January 2019 by Charlie Bliss

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Filed under Category: The world of motorcycling

A motorcycle safety conference entitled Young Rider Focus has been announced.

From the same people who organised Young Diver Focus, the one-day event will take place at Villa Park football stadium in Birmingham on March 6 2019. It will target road safety professionals and those interested specifically in the wellbeing of younger motorcyclists.

Delegates will enjoy 17 presentations from representatives of organisations such as the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and Highways England. Speakers will analyse and debate how to reduce collisions, injuries and fatalities among the younger population of motorcycle users.

The idea for the event was inspired by a recent road safety survey which demonstrated that motorcyclists aged between 16 and 25 are the most at-risk road user group in the UK.

A spokesperson for Young Rider Focus said: “There is too little attention paid to motorcycle safety, but we want to change this by bringing together some of the best talent in the motorcycle safety world – to share information, best practice and update delegates about what’s being done to make roads safer for motorcyclists.”

The event is designed to develop the conversation surrounding the safety of more inexperienced users of powered two-wheelers who are often “overlooked, underfunded and under-represented”, according to the event organisers.

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