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Motorists and motorcyclists must be mindful of each other

04.08.2016

Think Bike KZN is out in full force to bring two-wheel safety especially to young motorcyclists.After numerous motorcycle accidents in the upper Highway, concerned mother and community member, Liza Macnab, is set on raising awareness and saving lives for two-wheel road users in the area.

Her awareness drive will target parents of young motorcyclists, the 16 to 18-year -old age group who are eligible to become motorbike riders as well as motorists.

"We need to make motorists and bikers more aware and mindful of each other. Parents also need to be made aware of the legalities and safety aspects of their children riding scooters or motorbikes without licences and the proper gear.  I'm especially keen to bring rider training discipline to our next generation of young motorcycle riders who think they invincible."

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree and Liza's concern for two-wheel motorcycle road safety awareness follows in the footsteps of her late father and Autodealer's motoring journalist, Tony Day. Tony was the inspiration and pivotal player who brought the concept of Think Bike to South Africa in the 80s.

The Think Bike focus and four main aims are:

-Encourage all road users to be on the lookout for two-wheel road users

-Educate all motorcyclists and cyclists about safe and responsible road usage

-Inform first time riders about the importance of proper riding skills training and defensive riding techniques

-Motivate all bikers to wear the correct protective gear

 

Article written by Autodealer
04.08.2016
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