Motorcycle Safety Highlighted at Launch Event
Motorcycle safety is the focus of an event at CMC Motorcycles located on Estuary Road in Newport today (4 April).
Op Darwen is an all-Wales operation aimed at reducing the number of road traffic collisions involving motorcycles. From now until October, officers from Gwent Police Area Support Teams will be carrying out high visibility motorcycle patrols targeting those who ride in an anti-social manner which can cause serious, if not fatal, collisions.
Officers are at CMC Motorcycles in Newport until 4pm offering advice and also giving out more information about BikeSafe.
BikeSafe Coordinator PC Leigh Williams said: “It is a national initiative to increase awareness of road safety and decrease accidents, together with increasing the number of riders who go on to take further advanced rider training.
“The BikeSafe Bridging the Gap workshops are a mix of theory and practical sessions and take place over two days.
PC Williams explained: “The first day is with us where you get taught road craft and then out on the road for advanced input. Then day two is with the Institute of Advanced Motorists when they take the candidates out. Throughout the two days it is noticeable that there is a big change in their confidence and manner of driving.”
Find out more about BikeSafe in your area at www.bikesafe.co.uk