Grant agreement

The work presented in this document is supported by the European Union’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport – Directorate C: Innovative & sustainable mobility (C.4 Road Safety) (Grant agreement MOVE/C4/SUB/2010-125/SI2.603201/RIDERSCAN). The content of this document is the sole responsibility of the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) and it does not represent the opinion of the European Union and the European Union is not responsible or liable for any use that might be made of information contained herein.

The RIDERSCAN Project second year update

The progress of the RIDERSCAN Project was discussed at a successful interim meeting at the European Commission recently. Some achievements highlighted were 2012 European Motorcycle Forum and the creation of a knowledge database of over 600 resources on all areas of motorcycle safety plus a rapidly expanding network database comprising over 7000 contacts. Research on the subject continues to be gathered and analysed, and gaps in knowledge identified. Read more

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Surveys

The RIDERSCAN project - scanning tour for motorcycle safety - was designed to address this issue, by collecting information to allow for the first time a comparison of situations, fleets, populations and policies between countries and regions across Europe.

  • The European Motorcyclists Survey aimed at collecting information about the motorcycling community around Europe in terms of riding and attitudes, and safety needs.
  • The Training, testing and licencing User Survey aimed at identifying issues that riders face in terms of training, testing and recent administrative and licencing changes, including the new rules contained in the 3rd Driving Licence Directive which came into effect on 19th January 2013.
  • The Intelligent Transport Systems User Survey : aimed to capture the attitude of riders towards safety systems at large. Specifically interest was directed at identifying: rider subgroups with different attitudes towards safety and safety systems/devices; national differences within Europe with reference to an average European sample; systems/functions appreciated by riders and systems/functions considered dangerous and/or useless by riders.