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Wessex FM Helps To Save Lives On Dorset's Roads

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7:44am 31st October 2014
(Updated 1:25pm 3rd November 2014)

Young moped riders will be safer on Dorset's roads, thanks to an appeal on Wessex FM.

Dorset Road Safe Partnership came to us to see if we could help find them a moped which they could use for their new educational scheme.

They wanted a second hand 50CC bike which they could use to show novice riders of what faults to look out for.

Wessex FM's James' O'Neill put out an appeal in the breakfast show, and South Coast Motorcycles and Scooters on the Granby were listening.

Alaric Mullins from the company got in touch with us and said they would be delighted to help.

He told Wessex FM: "It's always good to make young kids, who are starting out riding, aware of the safety issues with the bikes. I'm sure Dorset Road Safe will do a great job with it."

The scooter will be taken to schools and colleges across the county to help give 16-17 year olds a full introduction to mopeds.  

Steve Regan from Dorset Road Safe said: " The appeal on Wessex FM worked really well. The thing we're trying to reduce is the number of casualties on Dorset's roads with especially the smaller bikes. Its really quite worrying the number of collisions.  Our job really is to try help people stay in one piece."

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