Motorcycle campaign looks to deliver safety and success

MC Waistcoat photo

The London Borough of Newham recently organised a road safety campaign targeting fast food delivery riders, a group identified by TfL as ‘high risk’.

The campaign followed a casualty report which highlighted the high number of collisions involving motorcyclists riding a bike with an engine of less than 125cc.

The Newham Motorcycle Study identified a peak in motorcyclists’ collisions between 6pm and 10pm, particularly on Friday to Sunday.

As part of the campaign, Newham Council offered businesses high-vis waistcoats to use in conjunction with existing personal protective equipment, in a bid to make their delivery riders more visible to other road users.

The council also offered free workshops to riders to help improve their road craft skills and become safer and more confident.

Under the Health and Safety Act 1974, companies have duty of care to protect their employees. Employers are required to carry out an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of their employees, including on the road activities.

If you operate a delivery business in Newham and would like to know more about this campaign, please contact Newham Council via email or on 020 3373 1298.

Alternatively, for more information about post-test training head to the BikeSafe London website.

23 May 2016