Helping Learner Drivers Improve Motorcyclist Awareness

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has launched thought-provoking and realistic computer-generated videos to encourage learner drivers to be more aware of motorcyclists.

The videos will become part of the DVSA’s official learning materials and will help to improve the safety of motorcyclists by encouraging them to be more observant of them when driving.

Ria Brisland, a road safety campaigner and biker, whose 19-year-old son, Nick, died in 2015 after being involved in a collision with a car while riding his motorcycle, has played a key role in the development of the resources. Ria said, “Getting everyone to be aware of their fellow road users at all times is essential if we are to prevent collisions and the devastating consequences they can have on families.

“These new clips are thought-provoking and will make a difference to the way people look for bikers. They may prove the difference between life and death.”

Mark Winn, DVSA’s Chief Driving Examiner, added, “DVSA’s priority is to help everyone through a lifetime of safe driving. These important new clips, created with Ria, will aid driver and rider training and protect vulnerable motorcyclists. We’ll be using them in our educational products and on social media to help drivers keep a lookout for motorcyclists.”

You can view an example video below:

For more information, please take a look at our Tips for Drivers page.

Wednesday, 11 September 2019