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Motorcycle Safety Week 2014 – 22nd to 30th November

We are holding our Motorcycle Safety Week this year from 22nd – 30th November and some of the events during the week include 2 free Ride Right Motorcycle Skills Enhancement courses in the Old Midland Courthouse on November 22nd, and Joondalup Library Nov 23rd, these will be advertised on our website and in the Sunday Times and Wednesdays West Australian newspapers in the motorcycle section, these course are sponsored by the local councils.  (Please Note:  the Toodyay and Bindoon courses have been cancelled due to a lack of suitable venue)

Saturday 22nd November free Ride Right Course at Old Midland Courthouse.
Sunday 23rd November Free Ride Right Course a Joondalup Library.
Sunday 23rd November Launch of Motorcyclist Blood Challenge (register your donation with WA Motorcyclist Group)
Wednesday 26th November Ride your motorbike to work day. We need as many riders as possible to leave your cars at home and take your motorbike to work, if you cant do that at least take your motorcycle helmet so people know you are a motorcyclist. We need to be see in big numbers today.
Saturday 29th November free vehicle safety checking station at Midland Gate Shopping Centre 9.00am –midday

Check out the Office of Road Safety website for their motorcycle education campaign for the week www.ors.wa.gov.au
Main Roads will be displaying motorcycle safety messages for the week on their variable message signs on the freeways and other major roads.

WA Local Government have sent out to all 130 councils throughout the state our safety posters to be displayed in their offices and libraries etc.

We now have the new posters with motorcycle safety messages for both riders and car drivers and these will be distributed to all motorcycle shops, clubs and sent to all local councils throughout Western Australia and on display at all licencing centres in WA. These posters are in PDF and are downloadable from our website if you want some for a local shopping centre noticeboard. We have organised with Main Roads Dept. to have motorcycle safety messages on their electronic variable message sign boards on the freeways and other major roads messages like Ride/Drive like life depends on it, Check your blind spots for motorcycles. We are working with the Motor Traders Association for their motorcycle dealer network to offer a 20% discount on all motorcycle safety clothing/gear during the week the list of shops offering the discount will be on our website. We will also be running a Red Cross blood donation drive starting to kick off the week and running into the New Year. I am also working with the Office of Road Safety on a communication plan to get the message out through social media, websites, newspapers and radio. PLEASE RIDE YOUR MOTORCYCLES AS MUCH AS POSIBLE DURING MOTORCYCLE SAFETY WEEK. Leave the car at home, ride to work, ride to the shops, and ride to the train or bus station, ride everywhere.  WE NEED TO BE SEEN ON OUR MOTORCYCLES.

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