Passion for reducing young rider


An event held in Staffordshire highlighted the passion among UK road safety practitioners for reducing the number of young motorcyclists killed and seriously injured in collisions.
The Young Rider Casualty Reduction Conference, held at the Potteries Museum in Stoke-on-Trent on May 26, was attended by more than 100 practitioners from the police, fire service, safer roads partnerships and local authorities.
The event featured presentations from a range of speakers, who each spoke with enthusiasm about this vulnerable road user group.
The presenters included Richard Rea, of Staffordshire County Council, who focused on the importance of casualty data, Health Psychologist Dr Fiona Fylan, who talked about her latest study into young motorists’ attitudes and Glynn Luznyj, of Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, who spoke about the importance of working together to achieve maximum success.
The audience also heard about a number of new and long-standing motorcycle initiatives that are taking place across the country, including Derbyshire’s CBT Plus course, London’s motorcycle casualty reduction projects, the Twist and Ride campaign in Cambridgeshire and the TWANG project in South Yorkshire.

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