Esitu Solutions and National Young Rider Forum to develop new hazard test for young riders
Sponsored by the Road Safety Trust, Esitu Solutions is proud to announce we are working with the National Young Rider Forum on a new hazard awareness test for young riders and those in the gig economy.
Young motorcyclists are overrepresented in crash statistics. Many of the crashes they are involved in are the fault of other vehicles, particularly those with four wheels.
This project seeks to improve the hazard perception, and hazard prediction skills of young riders.
It will do so by filming those hazards from the perspective of a motorcyclist riding in a mainly urban road environment. This will ensure the test will reflect the real dangers faced by riders.
Our CEO, Dr Victoria Kroll, said: “Esitu Solutions is really excited to be collaborating with the National Young Rider Forum on this pivotal project
“Saving lives lies at the core of our company’s mission, and we are immensely grateful to The Road Safety Trust for their funding, enabling us to make riders safer on the roads.”
Heidi Duffy MBE, facilitator of the National Young Rider Forum, said: “Sadly, over the last three years, nearly 12,000 young motorcyclists have been injured in road crashes, and of those, nearly 4,000 have been killed or seriously injured.
“Projects like this are vital if we are to alert our riders to the hazards they could face out on the road and reduce road crashes involving them, in the future.
“We look forward to working with Esitu Solutions on this prestigious project and wish to thank The Road Safety Trust for funding this work.”
Ruth Purdie OBE, chief executive of The Road Safety Trust, said: “It is well known that motorcyclists are over-represented in crash statistics. It is hoped that by improving the hazard perception skills of young riders, this project help reduce these collisions and save lives.”
The project is expected to be completed by 2025 and we invite potential stakeholders to get in touch and help us create a tool that will suit your needs.
To find out more about the National Young Ride Forum, visit their website: www.newriderhub.net
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