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 […]
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SHARP – The Helmet Safety Scheme has won two prestigious road safety awards – the Prince Michael International Road Safety Award and the 2013 FIM (Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme) Road Safety Award. The SHARP testing programme was developed by the Department For Transport (DfT) in Great Britain and provides motorcyclists with two strands of information […]
Our colleagues from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation representing riders’ rights in the USA have put out a fascinating press release that can turn the whole ITS argument on its head. They argue that if we have to have companies using “Telematics” to monitor the vehicles – bring it on. They say “Fighting the technology is […]
MAG Ireland has reported that new proposals published by a Speed Limits Working Group are to address the inconsistencies in Ireland’s speed limits. MAG Ireland welcomes the recommendations “as a positive step in ensuring a balanced and transparent approach to the setting of limits appropriate to the road in question. In particular, we welcome the […]
A Global Vision for the Powered Two-Wheeler Market << SAVE THE DATE >> 29 January 2014 Residence Palace Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Brussels, Belgium While the enduring economic and financial crisis is putting high pressure on the entire EU motorcycle sector, new flourishing motorcycle markets have sprung up in emerging countries favoured by […]
The Federation Of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) reports that it has written an “Open Letter” regarding the present Road Worthiness Testing (RWT) proposal to MEPs in reference to the inclusion of motorcycles from the European Commission. As we know the Parliament’s position which disagreed with the TRAN (Transport and Tourism) Committee’s position of deleting motorcycles […]
A You Tube video from the FBMC – the Belgian Federation of Angry Bikers – highlights in a “comical” way how many devices can be used, to “not” drive with full attention on the road and to other vehicles! The video – see below – is in French, however sometimes actions speak louder than words! […]
The Swedish riders group – Sveriges MotorCyklister – SMC reports that, “Discover Europe – Economic and social benefits of motorcycle tourism”, was the theme of a dinner debate in the European Parliament, where invited guests were invited to put forward suggestions and ideas to the European Commission. SMC report that, “Hosts for the dinner were […]
As we wait for any news from the European Commission in relation to the proposal to include motorcycles in mandatory Road Worthiness Testing (RWT) across Europe, here are some news articles from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) in GB – “Matters Of Testing” blog. This blog offers official advice and information for the […]
Back in September we reported that two riders, Max Jowett and Doug Smith started on their own journey from their homes in Devon to Mali in North West Africa looking for the memorial for Simon Milward in Mali in a trip – Looking for Simon’s Tree Doug and Max have sucessfully found Simon’s tree, they […]
FEMA (Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations) has reported that although the Federation is facing a difficult economic situation, its member organisations have banded together and voted on a generous gesture to lower the financial load of some of its members. FEMA says, “But the rider’s community is known for its solidarity. While FEMA’s only real […]