Police launch course aimed at 
keeping motorcyclists safe

A new course aimed at motorcyclists has been launched by county police.

The force has a long established history of road safety education with its own course, BikeKraft, and has now signed up to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) BikeSafe scheme, which aims to provide motorcyclists with expert guidance on how to stay safe.

The first course took place on Sunday and saw eight motorcyclists receive an expert assessment from the force’s driver police advanced motorcyclists.

Supt Sean Bell said: “We are committed to making Northamptonshire’s roads as safe as possible and courses such as this allow us to work with motorists to improve skills which we hope will benefit all road users.

“BikeSafe is an ideal way for us to work with motorcyclists to provide extra safety techniques that we hope will assist them while they are using our roads.”

Subjects covered on the one-day course include observation, positioning, hazard perception, cornering, overtaking, braking and collision causation.

To find out more about the scheme or to book a place, log on to www.bikesafe.co.uk or call 08444 151206.