How can we tackle motorcycle safety challenges for the next decade?
The EU co-financed RIDERSCAN project, A European Scanning Tour for Motorcycle Safety, is aiming at taking a magnifying glass and look at Member States' relevant expertise (motorcycling and road safety experts) to draw recommendations to improve motorcycle safety in Europe.
The European Motorcyclists' Forum is organizing the project's last public event to present and discuss the collected information, including:
- A detailed picture of motorcycling in Europe based on the survey results of more than 10000 answers in 30 European countries (with country comparison in terms of riding habits and safety attitudes);
- Member States priorities to improve PTW safety (outcomes of in-depth interviews from 22 Member States road safety representatives);
- The results of a unique survey on ITS for motorcycling and usefulness rating by the powered two wheeler users in Europe;
- Research and data collection status in Europe, national and EU data collection needs, and proposal for improving and harmonizing accident report forms;
- Common PTW infrastructure problems and relevant European and national standards review needs.
The Forum will consist of a full day Workshop at the CEN-CENELEC premises on 2nd of February, followed by a networking cocktail-reception in the evening and a half-day Debate-Session in the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT the following day.
The 2015 European Motorcyclists' Forum is kindly hosted by the MEPs Inés Ayalá-Sender (S&D), Wim van de Camp (EPP), and the Transport Committee Vice-Chairman Dominique Riquet (ALDE) and will count on the participation of Szabolcz Schmidt (Head of the EU Road Safety Unit) and Pierre Van Eslande (Chairman of the OECD/ITF Motorcycle Safety Working Group).
The Parliament Session will discuss the outcomes of the RIDERSCAN project and the OECD/ITF report on Motorcycle Safety in the context of the Commission's mid-term evaluation of road safety policy orientations for 2011-2020.
To see the 2015 EMF Agenda, or go to: www.europeanmotorcyclistsforum.eu