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FIM – FEMA – Togetherness!

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FIM (Fédération Internationale Motocycliste) Europe reports that it has hosted a meeting with FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Association) representatives in the FIM Europe office in Rome, with plans for the future to advance the cooperation of FIM, FIM Europe and FEMA. FIM Europe Vice President Silvio Manicardi hosted two days of talks with representaives […]

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ACEM 2015 Annual Conference

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LET’S INNOVATE! L-category vehicles? Today’s smart choice for the future ACEM’s annual conference will take place on 24 September 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel, 19, Rue du Parnasse, Brussels. The conference, which will run from 12:30 to 17:00, will be split in two sessions. The place of L-category vehicles in the European Union The first […]

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FIM Europe Strategic Moves

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The FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) Europe has announced that its Strategic Plan Working Group (SPWG) has met in Italy with the aim of developing FIM Europe strategies for the next five/ten years. Part of those strategies appear to mention the road going rider along with motorcycle sport to strengthen the position of motorcycling in […]

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Hi-Viz In France

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Straight from the website of the French Riders Group – FFMC – the end of their government plans for riders to wear hi-viz is finally transposed into law to carry a hi-viz vest on/in their motorcycle and other vehicles – three-wheeled motorized or non bodywork motor quadricycle. The hi-viz should have a CE mark certifying […]

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Alcohol Code 69

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Europe – We are falling a bit short on worthwhile European motorcycle news, so here is something from the European Commission on alcohol interlocks and a new EU driving licence code. Here is what the European Commission have to say. To improve road safety the European Commission has just introduced a harmonised EU code on […]

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How Safe Are Your Roads?

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The European Commission – Mobility And Transport (DG MOVE) have asked the question – How safe are your roads? – and state that their road safety statistics show that there has been a small improvement for 2014. Following two years of solid decreases in the number of people killed on Europe’s roads, the first reports […]

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No Surprise – No Accident

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“All accidents are the result of prediction failure. Surprise is Nature’s way of telling us we have experienced such a failure. If there is no surprise, there can be no accident” The aim of the ‘No Surprise: No Accident’ campaign is to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes by shifting the way we think about […]

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Transport Mid Term Review

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E.U. Consultation – Mid-term review of the 2011 White Paper on Transport Part of the 2011 White Paper on Transport was towards a ‘zero-vision’ on road safety, with a particular attention which included motorcyclists The specifics of that attention are to: Harmonise and deploy road safety technology – such as driver assistance systems, (smart) speed […]

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ACEM – PTW Energy

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ACEM comments on the European Commission’s Communication on an Energy Union Following the publication of the European Commission’s Communication on “A Framework Strategy for a Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy”, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, ACEM, welcomes the Commission’s plans to improve the deployment of alternative fuel recharging infrastructure. According […]

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Lisbon Opens Bus Lanes

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Lisbon Portugal – It is likely that Lisbon will soon have its bus lanes open to motorcyclists as proposals were approved in a City Council meeting for pilot. The meeting also approved a proposal for advanced stop lines at traffic lights for motorcycles and mopeds. The reasoning behind all of this is to enhance urban […]

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Riders In The EU Parliament

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Ireland – MAG Ireland was at the heart of the debate during two days of presentations and discussions at the European Motorcyclists’ Forum with other motorcycle rider organisations, motorcycle experts, policy-makers and stakeholders in Brussels. The forum, organised by the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA), presented the outcome of the 3 year RIDERSCAN project […]

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