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Council shows support for vital road safety initiative

The Mayor of Poole, Cllr Xena Dion, presented a cheque for £1,000 to ‘Dr Bike’ on behalf of the Borough of Poole Road Safety Team.

‘Dr Bike’ is Dr Ian Mew, who is the Consultant in Major Trauma at Dorset County Hospital. Dr Mew gives his time voluntarily as ‘Dr Bike’, ensuring there is a qualified practitioner first on the scene in the event of an accident, helping to save lives across Dorset.

Working alongside the Dorset Police motorcycle unit, ‘Dr Bike’ also aims to educate and promote safer riding amongst motorcyclists. The Poole Road Safety team and elected members are keen to support initiatives that help promote bike safety, especially as The Quay is a great draw for two-wheeled riders and enthusiasts during the Tuesday evening Dream Machines season. This group of road users is statistically most likely to have an accident and we are aiming resources on Poole roads that have statistically seen the most motorcycle collisions.

Cllr Xena Dion, Mayor of Poole, said: “Initiatives like ‘Dr Bike’ really are vital to helping save lives on our roads. I was pleased to offer support on behalf of Borough of Poole to help keep this vital partnership service running. The time Dr Mew gives is so important and he must be commended for all he does to not only help those involved in road accidents but also the work he does to educate bike users around road safety.”

Road Safety for all road users is a key priority for us. For more information on road safety email transportation@poole.gov.uk.