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Young Rider Focus event seeks to protect new bikers

Published: 27 February 2019

Updated: 27 February 2019

A new event for road safety professionals is taking place in Birmingham on Wednesday, March 6 aiming to ‘spark debate and positive action to improve young rider safety’.

Developed by the team behind Young Driver Focus, this new one-day event will take a look at the challenge of reducing collisions and casualties among young, inexperienced bikers.

Speakers at the event will include professionals from a range of backgrounds including academics, safety officers and senior police representatives. The rider training section of the day will be handled by BMW Rider Training School owner, Ian Biederman, Mike Abbott from British Superbike School and Liz Brooker MBE, Road Safety & Sustainable Transport Manager at Lewisham Council.

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According to the Young Rider Focus website, "There are many who believe the young PTW (powered two wheeler) rider sector is often overlooked, underfunded and under-represented within the road safety community.

"Young Rider Focus was conceived following a survey among road safety professionals which confirmed an appetite for a conference focusing on the key issues faced by 16-25 year-old motorcyclists, the highest risk road user group in the UK.

"The event will bring together public and private sector road safety professionals from across the UK, who are committed to helping reduce casualties among young riders."

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