Motorcyclists offered safety tips ahead of TT Races

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Motorcyclists on the Isle of Man are being given safety advice and riding tips from a team made up of police officers and driving instructors.

Officers and observers from the Isle of Man Institute of Advanced Motorists are meeting bikers at the TT Grandstand, ahead of the TT Races.

Driving instructors will be offering free lessons to improve skills and make riders aware of accident blackspots.

Police said that all riders would benefit from latest safety advice.

Insp Mark Britton said: "We're trying to make sure that we reduce casualties from the period between now and the Isle of Man TT Races in the summer.

"We've analysed some of the statistics and it tends to show that there's an increase in road traffic collisions between Ramsey and Douglas between now and TT.

"Although this campaign is focusing on the mountain, the whole of the island needs to have safe roads for the whole of the year and people need to try and take care of themselves."

The TT races begin on 30 May.

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