The European Commissioner for Transport Ms. Violeta Bulc addresses a video message to motorcyclists encouraging them to embrace a responsible approach to motorcycling and to commit to a lifelong and appropriate safety training.
Commissioner Bulc pointed out that motorcyclists’ fatalities statistics, which has not decreased in the recent years at the same pace as other road users, call for adequate protective equipment and advanced safety training. The Commissioner mentioned the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label as one of them, and important tool to help motorcyclists “identify the very best motorcycle safety training courses available in Europe”. The European Commissioner added: “We are grateful that the European Motorcycling Training Quality Label has been set up, responding to our call for voluntary commitments”.
The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) is proud that the European Motorcycle Training Quality Label has the support of the European Commissioner for Transport. High-quality post-licence motorcycling training helps motorcyclists to improve their riding skills. The Label guarantees that the training riders will receive is of high quality and that safety is the key component. It is also increasing the visibility of the best training programmes available.
The European Motorcycle Training Quality Label is a certification scheme open to a wide range of organisations based in Europe offering advanced safety training. Launched in 2015 by ACEM and DVR, the German Road Safety Council, the initiative has then been joined by FIM itself and the European Transport Safety Council, ETSC.
To date, a total of 28 post-license motorcycle training programmes have been certified in Sweden, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria and Germany, and further applications are undergoing evaluation. Quality criteria include training contents, training methodology, trainer qualification and quality assurance of the entire programme, and the possibility of close scrutiny on site.