‘We must make sure motorcyclists’ safety gets more attention’

FEMA calls for the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety to make sure the safety needs of motorcyclists are taken into account when new road safety measures are developed. Sweden is to host the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety on 19–20 February 2020. The theme of the conference

Swedish motorcycle organizations contribute to a sustainable society

“It is a huge success to SMC that the government and parliament stimulate the use of powered two-wheelers and see these vehicles as smart, space-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles that contribute to sustainable cities”, says Jesper Christensen, general secretary from Swedish motorcyclists' organization SMC. Everyone who rides a powered two-wheeler understands

Belgian success: the Antwerp ban on quads is lifted

On 29 June 2009, the City of Antwerp introduced a quad ban in its built-up area and on the unpaved roads outside it. As a result, quad owners living in Antwerp could no longer use their legal vehicle from one day to the next. The ban was annulled by judgment

Is your motorcycle really getting smarter?

Just like we see in cars, more and more driver assistance systems are being developed for motorcycles. FEMA's Dolf Willigers explores if these systems can be helpful in real life. When you consider the amount of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in cars these days, it is more or less amazing

Survey: should car drivers be allowed to ride a light motorcycle?

The current focus of the European mobility strategies is on public transport, cycling and walking. However, public transport will never reach everywhere in urban areas and cycling and walking are only possible for limited distances. There will always be a need for individual motorised personal transport. FEMA foresees a growing

Who owns my motorcycle’s data?

Car data can tell where you have been, what the technical status of your car is, how you drive and - through access to your phone - who you know. So far, FEMA has not written about data access and security for motorcycles, because it is not a very current

Romanian motorcyclists defeat unfair environmental tax

Romanian motorcyclists have been successfully fighting plans from local authorities in Bucharest to implement an environmental tax on all cars and motorcycles. Romanian FEMA member MotoADN wanted to exclude motorcycles and scooters from this tax and they have won: motorcycles and scooters are excluded and will not pay the tax. Recently, the

Motorcyclists do care about the environment

A report that was written by the American environmental organization ICCT about pollution by traffic in Paris on hot days turns out to have many flaws. In the ICCT report it was stated that motorcycles emitted a considerable higher amount of CO and NO2 than petrol cars. The report was much