Motorcycle paramedic transcript

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 are:

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/. Thank you.

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