Biker Down – Empowering Motorcyclists to Save Another Biker’s Life

CARSP Webinar Series

Date/Time
Date(s) - October 18, 2022
12:00 pm EDT - 1:00 pm EDT

ZOOM


Steve Reed and Jim Sanderson will present the genesis of the idea for Biker Down in the UK and how it progressed to become a national safety program adopted by UK Fire and Rescue, UK police and more. They will also outline the 3 main modules of the program launching in Canada that includes: Collision Scene Management, Preserve Life First Aid and The Thinking Biker which delves into the science of conspicuity, motion camouflage, saccadic masking and more. Finally, the speakers will touch upon the direct and indirect social/economic costs of a transportation fatality vs major injury and how Biker Down can save Canadian lives and dollars.

Speakers

Steve Reed

Steve Reed

Serial entrepreneur and all round safety advocate, Steve is the founder of Biker Down North America and inventor of the Medical Data Carrier. His passion is safety for everyone, at work or at play, with particular focus on emergency preparedness for motorcyclists and school aged kids. His work with the State Motorcycle Safety Association MSP committee is helping to shape how motorcycle training is delivered in the USA. Steve is also an information and data privacy specialist, sponsorship expert and the proud father of two. He makes his home on the shore of the Fraser River in beautiful Steveston, BC. He can be reached directly at stevereed@BikerDown.ca.

Jim Sanderson

Jim Sanderson

Jim is the Founder of Biker Down and full time Fire-fighter with 21 years’ experience working for Kent Fire and Rescue Service, he is currently a Crew Manager (equivalent rank to Lieutenant in Canada/USA) and based in Operations at Strood Fire Station in the North of the County. Amongst his Fire Service qualifications he is a Road Traffic Collision Instructor and a RSGB (Road Safety of Great Britain) qualified, Road Safety Officer. In this capacity he is also a member of the Fire Services’ specialist road safety unit, the ‘Kent Fire Bike team’.

Jim has achieved his ‘Masters’ in Motorcycling and is an Institute of Advanced Motorcyclists National Observer and was the first person in Kent to be awarded a ‘FIRST’ in his Advanced Motorcycling Test after this new grade was introduced. He is a Department of Vehicle Licencing Authority qualified Motorcycle Instructor with over 20 years’ experience teaching novices.