Motorbike police aim to improve road safety record for RAF motorcyclists

Bikesafe event at RAF Halton

Bikesafe event at RAF Halton

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Motorcycle Police officers from London’s Metropolitan Policeheld a day-long seminar at RAF Halton aimed at improving motorcyclist safety.

After a number of fatal accidents involving RAF servicemen in the last year, the national Police BikeSafe campaign is being adopted and funded for motor cyclists at RAF units.

BikeSafe helps improve road skills by examining what causes accidents, improving hazard awareness and promoting defensive riding.

The practical phase of the seminar saw the RAF Halton riders out on a check ride on local roads, where they were constantly assessed by the police riders.

Flt Sgt Carl Pearson said: “I’ve only had a bike for three years but I’ve already had an accident so this training will build my confidence.”