Wingecarribee Shire Council is shouting motorcycle enthusiasts a free pie as part of a ‘Meet and Greet’ this Saturday 10 October at the Robertson Pie Shop.
The Motorcyclist Meet and Greet is being held at the Robertson Pie Shop in a prelude to October’s Motorcycle Awareness Week starting Saturday 17 October.
Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Road Safety Officer, Melanie Lausz, explained the initiative.
“As the name suggests Motorcycle Awareness Week is an annual campaign designed to promote awareness of motorcyclists on our roads,” she said. “It helps remind us to share the road and keep alert for our two-wheeled users.”
In particular the campaign aims to reduce the number of injuries sustained by motorcyclists each year.
“Even though motorcycle riders only represent 4 per cent of all motor vehicle registrations, they account for 12 per cent of all road injuries and almost a quarter of all fatalities,” Ms Lausz said.
“This campaign is all about reducing these statistics and educating both motor vehicle users and riders.”
The Meet and Greet will be held at the famous Robertson Pie Shop atop Macquarie Pass.
“Macquarie Pass and the greater Southern Highlands have long been favoured routes for riders,” Ms Lausz said. “We’d consequently love to hear from riders who may be able to identify high-risk locations within our Shire which may have previously gone unreported.”
The Meet and Greet is being held in conjunction with Kiama, Shellharbour City and Wollongong City Councils.
“We all have a responsibility to work together to improve the conditions for motor bike riders and reduce the number of accidents occurring across our region,” Ms Lausz added.
The Southern Region Motorcycle Meet and Greet will be held at the Robertson Pie Shop from 10.30am to 12.30pm Saturday 10 October.
Participating riders will receive either a free pie or coffee.
Motorcycle Awareness Week is an initiative of the Motorcycle Council of NSW and will be held between 17 and 25 October 2015.
Motorcycle Awareness Week is a road safety initiative organised in conjunction with Transport for NSW, Roads and Maritime Services, Wingecarribee Shire Council, Wollongong City Council, Shellharbour City Council, Kiama Municipal Council and the Motorcycle Council of NSW.