An award-winning cycle training scheme for refugees in the East Riding has got back on the road for 2019.
Thirty refugees from Syria who have settled in the East Riding to escape the civil war in their country are being given training in cycling skills and road safety to help them navigate the roads in their new country.
On 1 March 2017, the penalty charge for using a hand held mobile phone whilst driving was changed from a £100 fine to £200 and from three to six points on your driving licence. It is now a year since the changes came into place.
Latest figures from Safer Roads Humber show that 658 drivers were detected using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving in 2017 (Jan – Dec 2017) of which over 400 people have had the opportunity to attend a driver training course. This is in comparison to the 1,200 drivers detected in 2016 for the same offence.
Do you consider yourself a better driver than your husband or wife? Have you got more road safety awareness than your son or daughter? Could you show your friends a thing or two when it comes to being king or queen of the roads?
Well now you can put your claim to the test – thanks to some innovative technology and a driving challenge.