Mo­tor­cy­cle safety event

The Galloway News - - DISTRICT NEWS -

A mo­tor­cy­cle safety day is be­ing held at Locker­bie Po­lice Sta­tion next week­end.

The event is be­ing hosted jointly by Dum­fries and Gal­loway Po­lice Di­vi­sion, vol­un­teers from D&G Blood Bikes and the Road Smart team from the lo­cal branch of the In­sti­tute of Ad­vanced Mo­torists.

It’s the sec­ond year of the event which is aimed at re­duc­ing the num­ber of mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dents and fa­tal­i­ties on Dum­fries and Gal­loway’s roads.

The open day runs from 10am to 2pm on Satur­day, July 22, at the po­lice sta­tion on Mains Street.

Rus­sell Wears, trea­surer of D&G IAM, said: “We’ll be there on the day sup­port­ing the po­lice and ad­ver­tis­ing our Skills for Life train­ing course for a re­duced price for those in at­ten­dance.

“The whole aim is re­duc­ing ac­ci­dents and make the roads safer and we try to tell peo­ple about the ben­e­fits of the course, not just in im­prov­ing driv­ing and stay­ing safe, but also in re­duc­ing car and bike in­surance rates be­cause it counts as ad­vanced train­ing.

“We’ve had quite a few first time mo­tor­cy­cle test passes in re­cent years so it would be good to see that con­tinue.”

Safety ad­vice Rus­sell Wears of the re­gion’s branch of the In­sti­tute of Ad­vanced Mo­torists

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