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motorcycle safety 'underfunded and forgotten'

A one-day conference promoting motorcycle safety is to be held in Birmingham in March.

Young Rider Focus will be held at Villa Park, home of Aston Villa FC, on 6 March. The conference is aimed at those with a keen interest in young motorcyclists, and improving the safety of them. Organisers Road Safety GB and FirstBike say accidents in the young motorcyclist sector are “alarmingly high and we feel this sector is often overlooked, underfunded and forgotten about”.
 
The audience will be largely road safety professionals or those with an interest in young rider road safety issues – local authority road safety teams, police forces, fire and rescue teams, key industry figures, rider trainers, etc.
 
“There is too little attention paid to motorcycle safety, but we want to change this by bringing together some of the best talent in the motorcycle safety world – to share information, best practice and update delegates about what’s being done to make roads safer for motorcyclists,” the organisers add.
 
“The agenda comprises 17 presentations delivered by 20 speakers representing organisations including the DVSA, NPCC, MCIA and Highways England. It will be an action-packed day full of interest and debate for our super passionate delegates.”

One hundred people have signed up so far but the organisers want to widen the net further and have offered readers of British Dealer News a lower delegate rate of £125 +VAT.

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