This week FEMA member CMRC, the Cyprus Motorcycle Rights Club, met with the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works, Mrs. Vasiliki Anastasiadou.
The meeting was attended by administrative officials of the Ministry such as the Director of the Ministry, together with the Road Transport Department and the Public Works Department.
CMRC President Marios Constantinides presented all the problems Cypriot riders are facing on the road, such as dangerous metal pegs on the sidewalks and the insufficient number of motorcyclist-friendly crash barriers.
CMRC also proposed changes in some laws and regulations that will help the safety of the motorcyclists. Subjects that were discussed with the minister were the rules for motorcycle driving tests, smaller number plates for motorcycles, the different alcohol limit for car drivers and motorcyclists, the motorcycle roadworthiness test, road safety seminars from a very young age, et cetera.
The meeting was constructive and the response from all the officials was very positive. Over the years, CMRC has built a good relationship with the ministry and is thankful for the continued cooperation and help. CMRC President Marios Constantinides assured that CMRC will always be willing to help the Ministry in solving various problems regarding motorcycles.
The Minister has named CMRC as the ministry’s partner and together they will cooperate to create a safer road network for motorcyclists.