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Keeping young motorcycle riders safe in Ealing

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has launched a new online resource along with a series of videos to help young motorcycle riders in Ealing and across the country keep safe on the roads.

Data shows that between 2018 – 2021, 5,540 16-24 year olds were killed or injured on London roads while on their motorcycle.

In Ealing alone from 2018 – 2021, 728 16-24 year olds were killed or injured with 70 per cent of those male.

The ROSPA’s new Novice Rider Hub aims to help young people skill up and become safer motorcycle riders with useful advice and guides covering riding tips, how to keep your bike roadworthy and in good condition, what to wear on a motorcycle and other helpful information.

The launch of RoSPA’s Novice Rider Hub coincided with The National Fire Chiefs Council’s National Safety Motorcycle Week which ran last week.

David Walker, head of road safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents said: “When you’re a young adult and keen to get out and about, having your own transport is exciting and liberating. But we know that youngsters are at the most risk of injury or death on the road, with 16-24 year olds twice as likely to be killed or seriously injured when riding their motorcycle.”

Mr Walker added: “Our Novice Rider Hub is a one-stop-shop for everything a young rider needs to know if they own a motorcycle and equips them with the tools ready to ride safely and confidently. We would encourage all parents of young adults who ride a motorcycle, to check it out and encourage their child to do the same – knowledge saves lives.”

Dan Quin, road safety lead for National Fire Chiefs Council added: “The launch of the Novice Riders Hub is fantastic news. This one-stop-shop is a valuable tool in supporting our work and that of fire and rescue services. It will help us to engage with and share trusted advice to those motorcyclists most at risk and their families.”

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