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FEMA & the European Commission join forces to improve motorcycle safety

The FEMA team had another constructive meeting with officials from the European Commission, to discuss our joint efforts to improve road safety for motorcyclists. For FEMA it is very important to talk to the European Commission about the special place motorcyclists and other users of powered two-wheelers have in everyday traffic

Europe agrees on new vehicle safety standards

In the night from 25 to 26 of March, representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Council of Ministers have reached a provisional agreement on the General Safety Regulation. Although the process isn't finished yet, we have come a step closer to safer vehicles. This means that

Swedish riders: ‘Motorcycle parking should be free again’

Swedish FEMA member SMC wants the cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Lund to return to free parking for all powered two-wheelers. They are smart vehicles that help to reduce queues, congestion and parking problems. Stockholm should encourage more people to commute on two-wheelers to increase accessibiliy. Powered two-wheelers are small, smart

Can choosing motorcycle clothing be made easier?

We motorcyclists could probably use all the help we can get when it comes to choosing and judging our next, safe motorcycle outfit. FEMA’s Wim Taal investigates what we need to look for and asks if the new Australian star rating system for motorcycle clothing could work in Europe as

British motorcyclists’ refute fake news about speed limiters

After the news broke that 'Europe' wants overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) for cars, we saw articles appear in the press and on the internet - mostly in the UK - claiming that Europe was about to introduce mandatory speedlimiters on motorcycles. This is not correct. FEMA's British member organizations

European parliament wants a large number of safety features in cars

On Thursday, 21 February 2019, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted the report on the General Safety Regulation from Róża Thun which within three years will lead to the implementation of a large number of safety features in cars. Several of these features are aimed

Motorcyclists need worldwide solidarity

The recently founded ‘FEMA Worldwide Solidarity Fund’ will help motorcyclists’ organizations all over the world to learn from European political experience in motorcycle issues. As FEMA grows bigger and becomes more influential, we notice that more and more motorcyclists’ organizations from non-European countries approach us for help and support. For example:

Finnish motorcyclists have a clear vision for the future

Finnish FEMA member organization SMOTO just released their newest strategy and position paper. The document covers all aspects of motorcycling and clearly shows the vision of SMOTO for a bright motorcycling future. SMOTO was formed in 1989 and is an association of Finnish motorcyclists and motorcycle clubs. SMOTO has more than

Pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists together call for safer roads in Europe

The International Federation of Pedestrians (IFP), the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) welcome the initiative of EU institutions to improve the safety of vulnerable road users as a part of revision of the directive 2008/96/EC on Road Infrastructure Safety Management (RISM). We furthermore

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