Full Gear Motorcycle Safety Program Empowers Young Devonport Riders

Devonport City Council Tasmania

The Full Gear Motorcycle Safety Program has now commenced, providing 16 young Devonport residents aged 16 – 25 years old with the opportunity to obtain their learner’s motorcycle license. The program is run at the Devonport Community House and the East Devonport Neighbourhood House and aims to promote safe motorcycle practices among young riders.

Full Gear is sponsored by the Devonport City Council and supported by the Road Safety Advisory Council through the Department for State Growth. The experienced facilitator provides comprehensive training that covers all aspects of motorcycle riding, including safety tips and road rules. The program also provides participants with the necessary safety gear, including helmets, and gloves, to ensure that they are fully protected while on the road.

“We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to young residents of Devonport,” said Devonport Mayor, Alison Jarman. “Our goal is to empower young riders to make safe and responsible choices while on the road by providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to ride a motorcycle safely and confidently.”

The Full Gear Motorcycle Safety Program offers participants the opportunity to learn from experienced instructors in a supportive and positive environment. The program encourages participants to learn at their own pace and feel confident on the road.

“We understand the importance of educating young riders about road safety,” said Cr Jarman. “By providing comprehensive training and encouraging safe riding habits, we can work together to reduce the number of crashes on our roads and ensure the safety of all riders.”

The program has received positive feedback from participants, with many expressing gratitude for the opportunity to learn to ride a motorcycle safely.

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