Jimboomba Police Focus On Motorcycle Safety
After a horribly high number of motorcycle fatalities on Logan’s roads over the past year, the Jimboomba Police Station has launched the How to keep it straight skills development program.
This year alone, we have seen an increase in the number of deaths in the South East region. There were 291 road fatalities in Queensland in the 12 months through November, up 10% and a higher increase than any other state, making Queensland the largest increase in road fatalities, despite confinements reducing the time spent by car or motorbike.
Since its launch on September 7, 155 runners have successfully completed the one-day course on a Saturday or Sunday located at Jimboomba Public School.
âWe want the drivers on our roads to know that safer driving starts with them,â said Master Sergeant Peter Waugh, officer in charge of the Jimboomba station.
âRoad safety is everyone’s responsibility, but a safer driver starts with you, so do what you can to best equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to drive safely. “
The course is open to anyone with a valid motorcycle license who travels on the roads in the Logan and Scenic Rim areas. Participants must bring their own motorbike on the day, as well as appropriate riding gear and their license.
The skills improvement course is designed to make your journeys safer and more enjoyable. The course is aimed at cyclists of all skill levels – those new to cycling or those returning to cycling after years of absence, we are here to help them feel confident, comfortable and safe for their Next exit.
This program is an extension of Logan Police’s ongoing efforts to focus on road safety for Operation Own It.
Why are there fees?
This initiative is funded by the Queensland Government’s Community Road Safety Grants program, the $ 50 registration fee covers the rest of the costs and guarantees a place for participants on course days.
What does the course day consist of?
- Practical advice and practice of turns, braking and roadcraft, in particular to improve control of your motorcycle
- Understanding how your brain and vision work together to improve driving
- Why other road users can’t see you and what you can do about it
- How to recognize “uh oh” moments and how to avoid them
- Find out how you can maximize your driving pleasure while minimizing your risk
- You will also hear from QPS officers with real-life experience and learn first aid from a QAS paramedic
- Course participants will also receive:
- One-year subscription to our SMART Rider Academy with access to our new online content upon release
- Monthly online “tune-up” session with our coaches so that you can continue your learning
- Access to exclusive offers for riding equipment from our program partners
- A tailor-made first aid kit to accompany the skills provided by QAS specific to the most common injuries suffered by bikers.
Messages from our former participants
An old rider trainer like me learned some valuable new ideas and techniques for explaining certain aspectsâ¦ and can only compliment the presenters.
The content is awesome; very relevant to current problems on the roads … very stimulating. Well presented by mentors / riders with a wealth of knowledge and backgrounds in a variety of disciplines, a good venue for theory sessions and enough space in the adjoining parking lot to practice the key elements of motorcycle control.
A few distinct format changes compared to the session I attended two years agoâ¦ better and better and in tune with the real world of street riding.
We can all learn something newâ¦ no matter how many years of driving or how many miles we have traveled.
Keep up the good work, Steve and his team.
It was a brilliant course and a fantastic initiative, I personally took away a few key learnings, especially the road position. Thank you once again the team, I say to everyone who will listen to this course.
It was good to have QPS too. I thought the contribution from the guys riding for the police was exceptional.
The estimated cost of the course is around $ 1,000, but via the Queensland Police Department How to keep it straight program, all you need to participate is $ 50.
Register by visiting https://smartrideracademy.com/, and for any questions, contact Jimboomba Police or Smart Rider Academy on 1300 961 335 or send an email to [email protected]