Motorcycle Safety Forum and Vocational Training Weekend arrive in Mildura
COMMUNITY Roadsafe Mildura will host a Motorcycle Safety Weekend on Friday and Saturday October 22 and 23, starting with a free Motorcycle Forum on Friday evening at the Alfred Deakin Center.
The Safety Weekend offers local bikers, from novices to experienced, the opportunity to access invaluable road safety and driving advice from the Honda Australia Rider Training (HART) team, paramedics, Victoria Police officials and guest speaker Brian Rix.
Emphasizing the importance of safety training for all motorcyclists, presenters from HART and Victoria Police will share statistics with the group indicating that motorcyclists are overrepresented in crashes statewide.
Although motorcycles make up only 3.8 percent of all registered vehicles, they account for about 20 percent of all serious injury incidents.
Locally, 25 percent of roundabout accidents involve motorcycle-car collisions and the vast majority are off-road accidents.
There will be a trained paramedic who will demonstrate how to react to a motorcycle accident and guest speaker and author Brian Rix will talk about his world famous motorcycle experiences.
Roadsafe Mildura Managing Director Tressna Martin said the latest event supported a variety of participants – from experienced bikers to people who have just gotten their licenses.
“We had a wide variety of motorcycles – from a brand new Bonneville and Harleys to Honda and Yamaha,” said Ms. Martin.
The free forum on Friday at 6 p.m. is followed by a professional training day at Austlink on Saturday at $ 40.
The Safety Weekend is funded by VicRoads Community Road Safety Grants, Mildura Council and local sponsors.
For more information, contact Community Roadsafe Mildura Motorcycle Sy Nunan representatives on 0409 437 069 or Moose McGowan on 0407 092 687 or book on Eventbrite.