Hello, I’m Richard Webb Stevens and I am a
motorcycle paramedic for the London Ambulance Service. I have been
doing this for the last four years, and prior to that I spend nine
years on ambulances. My top three tips for London motorcyclists
Always check your motorcycle and kit before a
journey and make sure they function properly. Make sure the lights
work and your tyre pressures are correct. Always have the right
gear including your helmet, appropriate jacket and trousers, and
protective gloves and boots.
Secondly, always check your mirrors, and check
your shoulders every time you change your position in the road,
making sure you can stop in the event of an emergency.
And thirdly, always expect the unexpected –
whether it’s someone walking out form behind a car, vehicles
failing to indicate and manoeuvring, and give the longer vehicles
the space they need to manoeuvre around junctions - remember they
can’t always see you in the mirrors.
If you would like further information, please
visit our website at http://www.londonambulance.nhs.uk/.