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Safe Rider training course celebrates 20th anniversary.

17 April 2018

Story from Road Safety GB.

Norfolk Police and Norfolk County Council’s road safety team are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Safe Rider training course, which has been delivered to more than 3,000 riders.

Safe Rider runs from April to October and comprises a ‘relaxed and informal’ two-and-a-half hour evening workshop followed by a five-hour road session. The course is aimed at fully qualified riders (either full A or A2 categories) who want to improve their skills to become better and safer riders.

In a ‘conflict free environment’, riders are introduced to the police Road Craft system, the ‘cornerstone of police riding’.

Chief inspector Kris Barnard, head of the Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Policing Unit, said: “Reducing the number of people who are killed or seriously injured on the county’s roads remains a priority for us and sadly the statistics speak for themselves that each year a high percentage of those killed on our roads are motorcyclists.

“The underlying message of the workshops is that education is key, not enforcement.

“The workshops give motorcyclists greater awareness of the hazards they may face when out and about to help them become better and safer riders.”

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