On Ya Bike

Life saving advice for young riders

“Hitting the Road” is a DVD forming part of a brand new road safety initiative called “On Ya Bike”. The programme will provide significant benefits to students, parents and college welfare teams alike and is available free of charge to colleges and sixth forms.

Somerset Road Safety already works closely with some sixth form and further education colleges across the county to ensure the student welfare programmes include travelling to and from the colleges safely; particularly those using mopeds or motorcycles.

We encourage the use of mopeds or motorcycles as a cost effective way for students to travel, providing it is done safely. However, this choice of transport is often made without a full understanding of either the benefits, or the pitfalls, for both the student and their parent or guardian.

With the cost of motoring on the increase, students are seeking the cheapest option to facilitate their travel to a place of education or even work. This may well be a moped or similar, which can still be a safe option, IF done correctly.

The DVD consists of fifteen chapters designed to be viewed individually or as a feature film, providing all of the necessary information to help you make the right choices as a rider or parent. These chapters are available to view on You Tube at www.youtube.com/user/roadsafetysomerset or as DVD on application by email.

The chapter headings are as follows (Click on the chapter title to watch the chapter):
1). Introduction
2). Getting the basics right (CBT)
3). Are you ready to hit the road (Intro)
4). Pen to paper (Licence and documents)
5). Getting kitted out (Protective clothing)
6). Buy smart (Choosing the right bike)
7). Checking it out (Maintaining your bike)
8). Survival skills (Identifying hazards)
9). You, your bike, the road (Controlling your bike)
10).Just around the corner (Hidden dangers)
11).You v. the tarmac (What happens if you come off your bike)
12).The professionals (Interviews with Police, Ambulance and Road safety personnel)
13).Words of wisdom (Key message)
14).Get on your bike! (Freedom and independence)
15).Your top ten (Summary)

If you attend or run a further education college or sixth form in Somerset and are interested in including the “On Ya Bike” package in your student welfare programme, please contact us for details on 01823 423430 or at www.somersetroadsafety.org


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