7th August 2016

Press Release: £30 subsidy for all ATBs to attend this year's AIRSO Motorcycle Safety Conference

MCIA is offering a £30 subsidy for any ATB which wants to attend the Motorcycle Safety Conference, being held in Leicestershire at the end of this month.

Organised by the Association of Industrial Road Safety Officers (AIRSO), the conference will provide motorcycle instructors with invaluable insight into the DVSA’s plans for rider training, as well as an opportunity to take part in a question and answer session with the DVSA’s Head of Motorcycling Mark Winn.
The event is also aimed at road safety professionals, those working in emergency services, motorcycle dealerships and those with a general interest in improving motorcycle training and safety.
The event will be chaired by Karen Cole, Director of Safety and Training at the Motorcycle Industry Association, and will include the following speakers:
  • Mark Winn, Head of Motorcycling for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA): Providing an update to DVSA plans for trainers and motorcycle training.
  • Howard Dale, General Manager of Kawasaki: Introducing the Kawasaki Rider Training Scheme and explaining why Kawasaki is investing in this new project.
  • John Spencer, Casualty Reduction Manager for Northamptonshire County Council: Northamptonshire have adopted the MCIA/National Police Chiefs’ Council framework and are the first council to actively encourage more people to use a motorcycle. John will explain why, as well as updating delegates on progress so far.
  • Sgt Gareth Morgan, Driver Training Standards Manager for South Wales Police: Challenging current thinking on the use of ‘stingers’ to tackle motorcycle criminality.
  • Nick Croft, Senior Adviser with Road safety Support: ‘Points or Prison?’ A look at the debate around effective enforcement.
  • Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association: Update on progress made over the past two years to deliver actions identified by the Motorcycle Safety and Transport Policy Framework, which is a joint proposal to reduce motorcycle casualties, developed by the MCIA and the National Police Chiefs’ Council.
  • Jenny Luckman, Motorcycle Safety Manager, Motorcycle Industry Association:  Update to MCIAC Accreditation, with detail about how the customer surveys contribute towards quality assurance.
  • Chris Hardy, Director of Motoairbag UK: An explanation and demonstration of the technology behind airbag protectors and how they reduce injury, as well as discussing the thorny issue of VAT on protective clothing for motorcyclists.
  • Mark Jaffe, Chief Examiner (Diamond) for the Driving Instructors Association: Discussing advanced riding and how this can be developed, especially in the corporate sector.
  In brief:
  National Motorcycle Conference is on 31st August at the Hinckley Island Hotel, LE10 3JA

Cost to ATBs with MCIA subsidy:  £50 (£40 for AIRSO members).  Normal price is £80 (£70 for AIRSO members).
  To book or enquire, contact Sandra Macdonald-Ames via Sandra@airso.org.uk and mention the MCIA discount for ATBs.

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