FireBike in road safety drive

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes, second right, and Minister of State for Schools The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, centre, with representatives from Portchester Community School  and Henry Cort Community College

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FIREFIGHTERS in West Sussex have a new FireBike to help them promote road safety.

The motorcycle, a powerful Triumph Sprint 1050 GT, was presented to West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service by Glen Corbett, the manager of a local Destination Triumph dealership.

It is part of a drive – started in 2008 – to use eye-catching motorcycles, complete with red and yellow livery, to encourage safer riding at biking events and meeting places across the county.

The fire service now has two FireBikes which are also used to support the BikeSafe courses run by Sussex Police which are designed to help riders develop their skills.

In the past 12 months there have been 239 people injured as a result of motorcycle accidents in West Sussex and 12 motorcyclists have died on the county’s roads.

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