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Motorcycle safety video not boring or gruesome shock

Motorcycle safety videos usually fall into two camps: Shock horror crash gore or sensible but dull this-is-responsible-riding. Very few successfully get across a meaningful yet watchable message but this new video from the Motor Accident Commission of South Australia is the best effort so far. The Commissions other videos haven't been so well received by riders around the world with ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 02 November 2009

Motorcycle Safety: How safe is riding a bike?

If you’re starting out, this has got to be a question looming large in your mind – and if not yours, then definitely the mind of your nearest and dearest. The short answer is: riding a bike does expose you to more danger than most other ways of passing the time. And you need a certain amount of luck. You’re ...

  • New rider
  • 09 September 2009

Motorcycle Safety: avoiding common accidents

The most common accidents that we bikers get involved in are collisions at junctions, collisions while overtaking, loss of control, either from a shunt or, and, surprise, surprise, failing to get round a bend. The key to minimizing the risk of any of these happening is anticipation, whether that’s reading the road ahead or another road users’ intentions, if you ...

  • New rider
  • 07 September 2009

Motorcycle Safety: Get started young

A field bike and a patch of grass was many a teenage new rider's introduction to bikes, but these days there are a few schemes dotted around the country, many run by local authorities that give youngsters a taste of two wheels. The Auto Cycle Union has a list of national schemes. Contact Debbie Walmsley: 01788-540519.   The best way to ...

  • New rider
  • 26 June 2009

Motorcycle Safety: Stay sharp after you’ve passed

So you’ve got through it. Decades of blissful riding stretch out in front of you. Well, I’ve been riding for decades, and spent almost as long studying what makes people good, happy riders (or lousy, miserable ones). So here’s my two penn’orth. You might not think that some of the stuff below looks like training, but it is.  1. Do ...

  • New rider
  • 16 June 2009

More motorcycle safety courses

The 'First Bike on Scene' safety course run by North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Commercial Department has confirmed they will hold courses in Stoke and London and have five more locations to be finalised by the end of the year. Course instructor John Ward said, “We’re especially delighted to have secured a London venue which will held us reach ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 08 March 2007

Win a lid during Motorcycle Safety Week

You could win a HJC AC-10 helmet worth £199 in our Motorcycle Safety Week competition, thanks to Bennetts insurance and Hein Gericke.The winner and nine runners up also receive a motorcycle safety pack, including essentials such as earplugs, wheel cleaner, chain lube, leather cleaner and visor cleaner, plus a What If? safety video.Motorcycle Safety Week runs from April 7-13, and ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • 08 April 2003

Government launches motorcycle safety campaign

A radio campaign aimed at reducing the number of collisions at junctions between cars and motorcycles is launching today across the country. The THINK! radio campaign encourages drivers to take longer to look for motorcyclists after figures revealed that 30 bikers are killed or injured every day at junctions, Road Safety Minister Robert Goodwill has announced.The ‘Didn’t See’ campaign will ...

  • Motorcycle News
  • General news
  • 21 July 2014

Free motorcycle safety course

A Dorset based motorcycling group is offering a series of free safety presentations to motorcyclists this February and March. Presented by a qualified civilian police riding instructor, the “Dorchester & West Dorset Advanced Motorcyclists Group” courses are designed to make motorcyclists more skilled, confident and controlled on the road. Three 2hr theory presentations will be given on Friday 18th Feb, ...

  • Riding & Events
  • Events
  • 06 January 2011

Motorcycle Safety: Travel faster than the traffic to stay safe

Believe it or not, the safest way to ride through traffic is to go slightly faster than it. That way you won’t get stuck in a blind spot and the relative difference in speed between you and the cars will mean you stand out more. Further reading:Basic skills

  • New rider
  • 09 July 2009

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