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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
FEMA – the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations has elected a new President. Elected at the FEMA annual meeting in Brussels on Saturday – 31st January 2015 the new President is – Anna Zee from the British Motorcyclists Federation BMF – the first female female president in the history of FEMA. Anna Zee was the […]
Australia – Queensland – Motorcycle road rule changes filter through From 1st February 2015, rules for motorcycle riders will be changing in the Australian state of Queensland. The Queensland government say that these changes will include allowing fully licensed motorcycle riders to legally lane filter, ride on road shoulders and in emergency stopping lanes, and […]
Wales: A competition for a project the ‘Innovation in Reducing Motorcyclist Casualties in Wales’ is a new national competition launched by the Welsh Government to drive forward Wales’ innovation agenda. The competition is funded by the Welsh Government and Innovate UK, and jointly run with RoSPA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – […]
FIM Europe the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme a sponsor of the upcoming European Motorcyclists’ Forum asks the question – “How to tackle motorcycle safety challenges for the next decade?” FIM Europe say,“This is the question to which RIDERSCAN project will commit to give an answer.” They explain that the EU co-financed RIDERSCAN project, a European […]
MAG Ireland – The Irish Motorcyclists’ Association has annouced that Irish Riders will be represented at the forthcoming European Motorcyclists Forum. MAG Ireland state that, “While we did have some misgivings about certain aspects of the project, we look forward to seeing the results presented on the day.” “As a founding member of FEMA, we […]
Non News – Move along nothing to see here – Thousands of European motorcyclists did not take to the street in disgust at the news of a 125cc motorcycle fitted with ABS (Advanced Braking System) even if it costs £200 more than the non ABS version as llisted for the Yamaha MT-125 ABS. Mandatory braking […]
USA: The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announcement that motorcycle fatalities in the USA have dropped for the second year in a row. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, or FARS data, collected by the federal government, motorcycle fatalities for 2013 dropped from 4,986 to 4,668 […]