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Tragic ride part of road safety campaign
A road policing inspector who tragically lost his father in a motorbike collision has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of riding whilst tired. Insp Dave Mangan from Lancashire Constabulary has created a short film in partnership with Lancashire County Council about his father Mike’s last ride which will be shown to bikers across the county as well as in Cumbria, North Yorkshire, Avon, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. Mike Mangan, 72, from Bolton, sadly died on September 11, 2013 in Wheddon Cross, Somerset, when he was involved in a collision with an oncoming vehicle whilst overtaking. A full inquest into Mike’s death is on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Search YouTube for ‘Mike’s last ride’.