Operation SafeRide seized at the end of september 2015 and was a major success. Our Roads Policing Unit continue to run motorcycle operations in conjunction with the Derby and Derbyshire Roads Safety Partnership, tackling anti-social use
of motorcycles. The main aim being to reduce rider fatalities and injuries on our roads.
Ride Smart magazine
A free magazine called “Ride Smart” for motorcyclists has been launched for the second year as part of Operation SafeRide. This magazine has great information on taking care of your bike, riding gear, group riding and first aid. There’s also a wealth of advice about staying safe on the roads.
Riding in the countryside demands a different set of survival skills to riding in town, and this year’s magazine is focused on rural riding, where most of our serious and fatal collisions occur. There’s also loads of pointers on how to upgrade your skills with the many different courses on offer.
The magazine is available to download now from the right-hand-side of this page.
BikeSafe is an initiative run by police forces around the United Kingdom. It's designed to “bridge the gap” between passing your test and going onto take accredited training. Derbyshire Constabulary use ex-police advanced bikers and accredited BikeSafe riders.
By passing on their knowledge, skills and experience, we
aim to help you become a safer, more competent rider.
You are not on test! Workshops cost £39 and consist of classroom input and a 2-hour assessed ride with advice on how to improve.
For more details contact Andy Adlington on 01629 538067 or 07827 308480 or visit www.bikesafe.co.uk.
You may also find useful information on the Derby & Derbyshire Road Safety Partnership website: www.saferroadsderbyshire.org.uk/motorcyclists/default.asp
Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit on Twitter
Our Roads Policing Unit use Twitter as a way to highlight the dangers of the misuse of our county's roads, to promote preventive measures, offer safety advice and generally share their good work on social media. Follow them by clicking the 'Follow' button in the widget below.