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08 July 2009 20:10
New bikesafe video from the police
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Free assessed rideout for every rider attending the National BikeSafe Show - 12/13 June - Sheffield Arena
BikeSafe is a national initiative ran by all 43 police forces in England and Wales. On Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June 2010 the National BikeSafe Motorcycle Show returns at Sheffield Arena. The show is completely free with free entry and free parking! There is also the opportunity for every rider coming to the show to take a free-assessed ride-out with an advance police motorcylists. A shorter version of what is seen in this video! Completely free! What's more you can take a ride-out on your own bike or a manufacturer's bike.
Visit www.bikesafeshow.co.uk for all the info!
11 May 2010 15:27
You are correct Fly-it is a very good idea and money well spent in addition to the buzz you get wazzing along with a Traffic Motorcyclist on your arse but for all the right reasons :) They should just be a little bit careful to ensure what they are seen to do is whiter than white. If you or I did what that Officer in the photo is doing-and in view of a Police Officer Im 100% certain you or I would get a tug :(
19 July 2009 14:01
Fly by nightsays
This is a great idea having the police giving lessons teaching some of the things they have as part of their training, I did this many years ago before it was considered worth while and you really do learn some great things to help you stay safe.
Back then they checked your bike for you and even helped you fix minner problems so you would be safe on the road.
Nice work good on them.
The only criticism I have is this, we all know how much more attention car drivers have when they see the police bikes, the car drivers mobile phones drop to their lap the cup of coffee goes back in the holder and the sat nav is left alone.
So if not for the sign saying police on their bike and the sign on their clothing I don’t think many of the manoeuvres they perform would be quite so easy as many car drivers would completely ignore them.
Perhaps that is the best way to improve biker safety, give us all police uniforms and blue lights, after all that seems to be the only bikers the car users move over for.
But over all it is money well spent, and well worth the effort.
19 July 2009 12:04
Sorry my friend-I suggest you read the Highway Code.(When you apply for a licence you undertake to study the HWC and confirm that you have indeed learnt it) Since you appear not to have studied it I will enlighten you:
In this case(cross-hatching boardered by a broken(white)line- R 130-"Should not enter the area unless it is necessary and you can see that is safe to do so". In the video there was no reason for him to enter the area(unless of course you believe he should be keeping up with the student :) ) and certainly no reason to stop there. A still picture makes it look even worse.
Secondly-All Police Class one riders are trained to stop with their RIGHT foot down so their left foot is ready to select the gear( and holding the bike on the front brake if appropriate)
19 July 2009 08:20
The ghost island has a broken white line around it, meaning it is OK to ride in it. Nothing illegal there.
The rider has his left foot down, covering the rear brake with his right. That's correct (unless you have an old British bike) and also not illegal.
18 July 2009 16:25
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