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TT 2006 Road Safety Campaign 22 May 2006

Department of Transport in Partnership with Isle of Man Constabulary

Take IT(T) Easy

The Department of Transport in partnership with Isle of Man Constabulary launch the TT 2006 Road Safety Campaign.

The Campaign will run from 31th May to 11th June, this follows on from the pre TT motorcycle campaign which starts a week earlier to raise awareness of motorcyclists travelling on the Islands roads.The Campaign will run from 31th May to 11th June, this follows on from the pre TT motorcycle campaign which starts a week earlier to raise awareness of motorcyclists travelling on the Islands roads.

The five main exit ports namely Liverpool, Heysham, Belfast, Dublin and Larne will be displaying Take iTT Easy billboards, banners and posters on the quay side where motorcyclists gather before their journey to the Island.

We aim to give as much advice as possible covering all safety aspects including the one-way system on the Mountain Road and the Reciprocal Driving Bans Agreement.

One-way – Mountain Road

Following the Thursday practice and all other practices and races, the Mountain Road between Ramsey Hairpin and Cronk-ny-Mona will be one way in the direction of the course for a period of up to 45minutes after the roads open car gets back to St Ninians. The start of this period will be indicated by a car displaying “Roads open one way” signs.

Following the one way period, the road will then close to allow for the safe collection/recovery of the one way signs. A Police Car displaying ‘Roads Open Two Way” signs will travel from Ramsey Hairpin to Cronk-ny Mona reopening the road to two way traffic.

Reciprocal Driving Bans Agreement

Introduced in 2005, if you receive a driving disqualification in the Isle of Man, it also applies in the UK and Northern Ireland.

Any ban is only lifted once the Isle of Man disqualifications has ended. If you lose your licence for a motorcycle offence, this also applies to any other vehicle licence you hold.

Licensing Authorities of other Countries outside the UK and Northern Ireland are notified of any disqualification issued in the Isle of Man.

Phil Braidwood Minster of Transport MHK said

“My Department is committed to accident reduction. I would advise all motorcyclists attending the TT to remember to ride well within their limit and obey the road signs. They should also remember that the reciprocal ban agreement is in force if they don’t. We enjoy having you on the Island and we would like to see you back for the centenary TT . So please take it easy”.

Gordon Edwards, Road Safety Manager said

“The aim of the TT campaign is to advise local and visiting road users to take care on our roads and look out for each other. Safety is paramount and all road users are advised to take extra care on the roads. Be alert particularly at junctions, roundabouts and look out for vulnerable road users. Don’t have an injury to another road user on your conscience.

Mike Culverhouse, Chief Constable said

“Road use on the Isle of Man is an essential part of daily life. However, there are far too many people being killed or seriously injured on our roads and this is a concern for me. My Police Officers will ensure that people can use our roads, go about their daily life and travel around the Island safely. The Constabulary is committed to protecting the community and this includes our visitors. I urge you all to use the roads carefully, think about other road users as well as yourselves and I hope we will see all our 2006 visitors return next year.”

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