Bikers talk road safety
over hotdogs and burgers
Bikers from across Staffordshire are being invited to a series of BBQs to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads.
The Biker BBQ events are being rolled out by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and will give bikers of all ages the chance to meet the road safety team and partners, with the opportunity to access training and advice on safer riding.
People will also get the chance to have a go on a special Slow Riding Skills course with the chance to win prizes.
Speaking on behalf of the Safer Roads Partnership and Cabinet Member for Highways at Staffordshire County Council, Helen Fisher said: “Keeping our roads safe is one of our top priorities and this includes helping our bikers to improve their riding skills.
“Bikers only represent around 1 per cent of all traffic on our roads but unfortunately they make up 28 per cent of those killed or seriously injured. That’s why it’s important we reach out to them through events like this to make sure they have the skills and know-how to keep themselves and other road users safe.
"Young riders are particularly vulnerable, so this is a great opportunity for them to not only meet other bikers over a burger but to get an update on the latest initiatives and training opportunities.”