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.

Victorian Parliament (Australia) released enquiry report on motorcycle safety

On December 12, 2012 the Road Safety Committee of the Victorian Parliament (Australia) released its report on its Inquiry into Motorcycle Safety. While on the one hand, the inquiry relied notably on a large number of written submissions from all components of Victoria and Australia motorcycle safety stakeholders, along with convened public hearings with over a hundred witnesses, the Committee also met with numerous European road safety experts, among which FEMA and several of its member associations, to identify the issues that are to be addressed in a motorcyclists’ safety program. The report introduces concrete 64 recommendations, most of which confirms the conclusions of the OECD/ITF workshop on motorcycle safety (Lillehammer,2008). Read more

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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.