Safety sessions for South Yorkshire bikers and scooters

Joanne Wehrle
Joanne Wehrle

Safety sessions are being offered to motorbike and scooter riders in South Yorkshire to help drive down the number of collisions on the county’s roads.

The course, aimed a improving riding skills, is a mix of theory and practical advice covering issues including identifying the best position on the road to see and be seen by other road users, how to brake in an emergency, how to turn quickly and safely and how to recognise risks and identify major hazards.

Sessions organised by the South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership will be held at a number of venues across South Yorkshire, including the Lifewise Centre, Hellaby.

Joanne Wehrle, the partnership’s interim manager, said: “We want all riders to stay safe on South Yorkshire roads and reduce the number of riders involved in collisions.

“Drivers will be encouraged to always ‘think bike’ and look out for riders.

“With more and more people taking to powered two wheelers, we urge riders to always wear the correct protective equipment and make themselves as visible as possible by wearing hi-viz clothing.” For more information call 01709 832452 or email SaferRoads@southyorks.pnn.police.uk