‘Ghostlids’ safety campaign launched in Maidstone, Kent

Published: 11 March 2010

A new safety campaign aimed at 16-19-year-old riders was launched in Maidstone, Kent today.

The ‘Ghostlids’ campaign is focused on teaching teenagers about how to ride safely.

Posters featuring a ghostly white helmet are being put up around key crash sites in the area to highlight the young lives that have been affected by crashes.

There have been 18 serious crashes in the Maidstone area involving 16-19-year-olds riding scooters and motorbikes up to 125cc in the last five years.

Tom Morton, Kent Highway Services’ Motorcyclist Safety Officer said: “This new campaign is all about showing to young motorcyclists the dramatic effect crashes have and how to help ensure they minimise the risk to themselves.”

For more information on the campaign go to www.ghostlids.co.uk