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Hi-Viz In France


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?


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


“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


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


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


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


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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New FEMA President


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 […]

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Filtering & Helmets


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 […]

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Wales At A Junction

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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 – […]

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