Motorcycle safety event
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