Parents encouraged to take control of young riders
Parents in Warwickshire are being urged to send their moped-riding children on a free, dedicated training course.
Stephen Rumble, RSO, says: “A moped or motorcycle is a great way to get around because you no longer have to rely on parents for lifts or be constrained by public transport times.
“However, our behavioural studies suggest that many inexperienced riders quickly change from feeling nervous, cautious and vulnerable to being confident, cocky and believing themselves to be invincible.
“The casualty statistics for this age group would frighten any parent, but we are not trying to discourage the use of mopeds and motorcycles. The Take Control training course is designed to help young riders develop new skills, temper any over-enthusiasm and improve their road safety awareness.“
A number of local motorcycle dealerships are supporting and promoting the Take Control courses. The advanced instructors are available seven days a week and will usually take one or two motorcyclists per session.
For more information go to: www.takecontroltraining.co.uk
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