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Improving infrastructure safety for powered two-wheelers

The European Union Road Federation (ERF) and the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) have published a joint position paper, called ‘Improving infrastructure safety for powered two-wheelers’. Only in 2017 power two-wheelers fatalities (motorcycles and mopeds) counted for 17% of the total road victims, while accounting only for 1,8% of the

FEMA welcomes riders from Spain and Italy

At the FEMA meeting in Brussels on 2 June, the FEMA Committee voted in a new member. FEMA is proud to welcome our newest member, Asociación Mutua Motera (AMM) from Spain. Joining us with observer status, with the intention to become a full member a year from now, is Comitato Coordinamento

Self-driving cars keep making mistakes

After our already confirmed concerns, the Uber accident in Tempe, Arizona, in March and the role of the software in this, makes clear that driver assistance systems in cars need to be made more safe and that so-called self-driving cars are far from ready to access our public roads. Software We were

‘Watch out for scams with low emission zone stickers’

Buying stickers for Low Emission Zones on a commercial website might cost you more than you need to spend. Although motorcycles are allowed to enter the environmental or Low Emission Zones (LEZ’s) in most European cities without any problem, you might be confronted with them when you travel by car. Website urbanaccessregulations.eu

Is Europe ready for electric vehicles?

Some say electric cars and motorcycles are the future of personal transport, but is Europe’s infrastructure ready to provide the energy these vehicles need? Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular with more people looking for alternatives to gas and diesel. A concern to many people is however whether it is possible

RDW: ‘Adaptive cruise control does not always see motorcyclists’

Research by RDW (the Netherlands Vehicle Authority) shows that cars with an innovative driving system, such as an adaptive cruise control (ACC), are capable of noticing motorcycles. But when motorcycles are riding at the edge of their lane, the adaptive cruise control does not respond well to them. In many tests,

‘Europe will have to impose an import tax on Harley-Davidsons’

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has vowed to fight back against US President Donald Trump's threat of a 25% tariff on steel and 10% on aluminium imports. Europe has warned that punitive US trade tariffs on foreign steel could lead to retaliatory strikes against iconic American businesses. Mister Juncker said in Hamburg:

Simon Milward: never forgotten

On the 4th of march 2005, FEMA had to announce the death of its former General Secretary Simon Milward. Simon died following a road accident near the city of Kayes in Mali (West Africa). Simon Charles Milward was born on the 28th of January 1965 in Strete, South Devon, United Kingdom. Truly

Italian bikers fight together

Over the past year, FEMA staff members have been working with local Italian motorcyclists' groups, to help them become stronger and more influential. In Verona, on the yearly motorcycle show Motor Bike Expo, Italian organizations presented their intention to join forces and they held a conference on motorcycle road safety. The

Is staged access to the motorcycle driving licence safer?

Final report The European Commission has published the final report plus annex about the implementation of Directive 2006/126/EC on driving licences, better known as the 3rd Driving Licence Directive (3DLD). The third Directive on driving licences entered into force in January 2013. It provides harmonised rules aimed at enhancing drivers’ freedom to

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