Tackling motorcycle safety in the Wheatbelt North

Posted on: Friday, 20 November 2015 at 12:00:00 AM

Tackling motorcycle safety in the Wheatbelt North

Local Governments in the Wheatbelt North region have been working to raise awareness of motorcycle safety through safety sessions and community displays.

In a partnership between the Shire of Chittering and the Toodyay RoadWise Committee, Dave Wright from the Motorcycle Riders Association of WA recently delivered a session which focused on safe motorbike riding techniques to local riders and visitors to Toodyay.

This session was requested in response to the high number of motorcycle crashes in the Avon Valley area, in particular on Julimar Road.

Topics covered in the free motorbike safety workshop included positioning on the road, braking techniques and the latest safety technology.

Toodyay Crash Bike Trailer 2015
Pictured: Motorcycle riding workshop participants in Toodyay.

The next course will be conducted at the Craigie Leisure Centre in Craigie (metropolitan area) on 21 November 2015. To find out more about this course, or to register your interest in future courses, email Dave Wright Motorcycle Consulting or telephone Dave on mob: 0418 954 424.

In support of the local commitment to raising awareness about motorcycle safety, the Toodyay RoadWise Committee have commissioned a motorcycle crash trailer to attract the attention of riders; with funding received through the Government of Western Australia's Road Safety Community Grants Program. 

Solar powered flashing lights and signage will be installed on the trailer, and once complete, the Committee will use the trailer at events and at targeted locations, to warn motorcyclists of the specific risks associated with country riding.

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