Fast food delivery rider safety campaign
Newham organises a road safety campaign targeting scooter/motorcycle fast food delivery riders, after commissioning a casualty report which highlighted the high number of collisions involving riders with an engine of less than 125cc.
Statistics from Newham Motorcycle Study have shown that there is a peak in motorcyclists involved in collisions between 6pm and 10pm, particularly on Friday to Sunday.
Under the Health and Safety Act 1974, companies have a duty of care to protect their employees. This includes road activities with companies required to carry out an assessment of the risks to the health and safety of its employees.
To help address this problem, Newham Council has offered businesses high visibly waistcoats to use in conjunction with their riders existing Personal Protective Equipment so they are more visible to other road users.
Beyond CBT: Skills for Delivery Riders
Are you a new delivery rider looking to navigate our busy city streets, or an experienced one seeking to improve your skills?
This free, one-day course will teach you about the Highway Code, motorcycle maintenance, how to ride with a load, and using a satnav on the move. Then put your new skills into practice as you plan and ride your own delivery route through a busy urban area.
For information, visit tfl.gov.uk/motorcycling
ScooterSafe-London Rider Skills Days
Do you worry about where to put yourself on the road? Do you find yourself caught by surprise? The Rider Skills Day will help you with everything from making yourself be seen to anticipating what cars will do next.
Spending a day with professional police motorcyclists will help you improve your skills and become a safer and more confident scooter rider. They’ll observe you riding and give you feedback to suit your ability – as well as recommending where you can get further training.
Get more from your ride with real advice from real riders.
For more information http://www.bikesafe-london.co.uk/courses/scootersafe-london.html
Sign up for this rider skills day to boost your biking ability. Ride with expert police motorcyclists as they observe your riding skills and give you invaluable advice on how to improve them and make your riding safer and more enjoyable.
The day will feature tips on everything from spotting hazards to cornering, filtering and group riding. BikeSafe-London rider skills days are available across London, seven days a week.
For more information http://www.bikesafe-london.co.uk/courses/bikesafe-london.html
*Newham currently has 45 BikeSafe/ScooterSafe vouchers (expiring on 31.07.2018) – free to those who live or work in the Borough. For more information, contact Assia Karim on the number below.
Senior Safety Education Officer
Traffic & Transportation Safety Education Section
Environment Directorate LB Newham
3rd Floor West Wing
1000 Dockside Road
T: 020 3373 1298