Missing In Action

In the latter part of 2014 (November), Right To Ride was given the opportunity to comment on a draft report by the International Transport Forum/OECD entitled “ITF/OECD Working Group On The Safety Of Powered Two-Wheelers ” which was the result of a working group of “experts”. To date, as far as we know, the report […]

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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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Between The Lanes

Australia: Australian Capital Territory – Filtering Trial The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) will trial motorcycle lane filtering from February next year, allowing riders to move between stationary or slow moving vehicles in the same lane. Here in the UK filtering (riding slowly between stationary or slow moving vehicles) on a motorcycle/scooter/moped is an accepted and […]

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Driverless Cars Competition

At Right To Ride we are not adverse to technology and like to keep abreast with on-going developments in the motorcycle and transport world. ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) have been developed more and more and the concept of driverless cars has been mooted for years. However this form of transport has come one step closer […]

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FIM – Public Policy Newsletter

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, Federation of International Motorcycling) has announced the re-launch of its Public Policy Newsletter. The decision to re-launch the newsletter was taken at last months FIM Commissions Conference in Geneva, Jesper Christensen, Director of the Public Affairs Commission said, “Previously the focus was very much on the European scene, but […]

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A Million Cards

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 […]

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ACEM News Dec 2013

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 […]

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SHARP Wins Awards

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 […]

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ITS Wired World

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 […]

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Ethanol – USA

California Air Resources Board says E15 ethanol-gas blend won’t appear in California for ‘years’ The AMA (American Motorcyclists Association) says that it, “Has repeatedly expressed concerns to government officials and federal lawmakers about possible damage to motorcycle and ATV engines caused by the inadvertent use of E15 when the new fuel becomes widely available, and […]

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FIM Joins UNRSC

FIM joins United Nations Road Safety Collaboration On 16 April in Washington DC (USA), the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration members voted to accept the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) as a new member. Established in 2004, the Collaboration is an informal consultative mechanism whose members are committed to road safety efforts, in particular implementing […]

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