The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations has released a press release about the European Motorcyclists Forum, taking place on 5th and 6th March 2014. Is the Forum on ITS as FEMA claims, a logical step towards better integration of motorcycling in European transport policies? Do riders really want to accept Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) to […]
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The BMF (British Motorcyclists Federation) reports that it continues to represent motorcyclists’ interests at governmental level. The BMF say that, “The government consulted the British Motorcyclists Federation for their recent report, Review of the Balance of Competences between the United Kingdom and the European Union. The report addresses whether the EU has too much power […]
The International Helmet Safety Card One Million Cards Produced And Distributed After three days with our Northern Ireland Biker Safety Card at the Adelaide – Blackhorse Motorcycle Festival in Belfast, news has reached us that one million of the cards have now been produced and distributed worldwide. The card was well received at the festival […]
The Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) announces its new board for 2014. On Saturday 1st Ffebruary 2014 FEMA’s members elected a new board ready for 2014′s challenges and re-elected president Frédéric Jeorge. The delegates from the national motorcylists’ organizations got together in Brussels for FEMA’s Annual Committee Meeting 2014. At this meeting the strategy […]
January 2013 saw the introduction of a 3rd European Driving Licence Directive (3DLD). The EU rules introduced amongst other changes were measures claiming to make motorcycling safer as it would ensure that motorcyclists would gain access to more powerful motorcycles by means of experience and/or age. The directive imposed licence categories of minimum ages, especially […]
Earlier today the MEPs of the Transport and Tourism Committee (TRAN) backed an informal agreement on the Road Worthiness Testing package. Back in December we reported that the final compromise text was agreed by the Lithuanian Presidency and the European Parliament on the Roadworthiness legislative package, which consists of three legislative proposals aimed to upgrade […]
RIDERSCAN launches new survey on Intelligent Transport Systems and Motorcycling Safety FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations) have launched the 3rd and last survey, which targets European motorcyclists through their involvement in the European Commission co-funded RIDERSCAN project. Partners to the project with FEMA, apart from the European Commission, are ACEM (motorcycle industry representatives in […]
At an extraordinary Assembly General, the effective members of the European Twowheel Retailers’ Association (ETRA) have decided to dissolve and liquidate ETRA due to insufficient funding. The effective members have taken the decision to dissolve ETRA unanimously. ETRA was established in 1995 and had since worked at European level to defend and promote the interests […]
Motorcycle Safety Gets a Royal Seal of Approval UK Paramedic and Secretary General of the UK Ambulance Motorcycle Club, Ian Burrell was rewarded for his services to motorcycle safety in the British New Years Honors List. Ian, the founder of the CRASH card helmet safety program, adopted in the USA as Rider Alert, was made […]
ACEM the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers has just published the latest edition of its newsletter. As would be expected, Jacques Compagne, ACEM Secretary General, in his introductory editorial, mentions how the industry is coping financially, not just in the European market but in the Global market as well “ACEM reported encouraging signals coming from […]
Intelligent Transport Systems: Can powered two wheelers benefit from new technologies deployment? FEMA the Federation of European Motorcyclists Association have annouced the dates of the 3rd European Motorcyclists’ Forum. FEMA says that the 2014 Forum will focus on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in the context of the Horizon 2020 initiative. Powered Two Wheeler (PTW) users […]
It would appear ahead of schedule that negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Council on the Road Worthiness Test (RWT) Package, have been finalised. The Lithuanian Presidency of The Council have announced that heavy motorcycles will be subject to periodic roadworthiness tests from 2022. However giving breathing space to those motorcyclists in European […]
MAG Netherlands the Dutch riders organisation, reports that their Minister of Transport, Melanie Schulz van Haegen, has said that mandatory PTI (Periodical Technical Inspections) for motorcycles may again be part of European PTI regulation (RWT – Road Worthiness Testing). This is after the motorcycle part was deleted then reintroduced and is now part of parliamentary […]