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Protective Equipment for Riders, an industry-led safety campaign
01 Jan 2008

Motorcycling apparel can help motorcycle, scooter and moped riders reducing the effects of accidents. Nonetheless the benefits of good quality motorcycling clothing are still widely underestimated. With the aim of encouraging a wider take-up of protective gear ACEM has released a booklet in seven languages with indications on which equipment to choose.

This brochure has been developed within the eSUM Project ensuing from the cooperation between ACEM and four European motorcycling capitals (London, Paris, Barcelona and Rome). The goal is the identification, practical demonstration and adoption of measures for the safer use of powered two-wheelers in the inner-city traffic.

While much is being done on aspects such as vehicle safety features, training and awareness raising, improvements in road safety can be achieved also by promoting protective motorcycling wear adapted to the type and the use of vehicle. Most riders use helmets. However moped riders and commuters tend to neglect the benefits of protective equipment in terms of safety and comfort. In Mediterranean countries, for example, due to their warm climates, users are still widely unaware that good apparel can combine comfort and safety.

The goal of this booklet is to provide some simple guidelines supported by scientific evidence to help increasing the number of motorcyclists equipped with appropriate protective clothing.

Documents available to download

Protective equipment for riders - English
Goed beschermd op weg - Dutch / Nederlands
Προστατευτικός Εξοπλισμός για Αναβάτες - Greek / ελληνικός   
L’équipement de protection des motocyclistes - French / Français
Schutzausrüstungen für motorisierte Zweiradfahrer - German / Deutsch
Equipaggiamento protettivo per motociclisti - Italian / Italiano
Equipamiento de protección para motoristas - Spanish / Español
Skyddsutrustning för motorcyklister - Swedish / Svenska

About eSUM

eSUM - The European Safer Urban Motorcycling Project is a collaborative initiative between the motorcycle industry, local authorities of the principal European motorcycle cities and universities to identify develop and demonstrate measures designed to deliver safer urban motorcycling.

The project aims at improving diagnosis of the urban PTW challenges, identifying and applying good practices in Urban Motorcycling Action Plans, demonstrating advances in the state-of-the-art, adopting good safety practice through preferential treatment in the implementation of urban traffic management policies and strategies.

To learn more about eSUM please visit www.esum.org 

 

ACEM 2008 industry report
01 Jan 2008

Europe has been a leading production base for powered two-wheelers since the invention of the motorcycle in the late 19th Century. More than a hundred years later, the motorcycle industry remains at the forefront when it comes to investment in innovation, quality and design. This report provides an overview of the current situation of the motorcycle industry in Europe. 

Documents available to download

ACEM memorandum of undertanding on intelligent transport systems [pdf]

ACEM position paper on EU-South Korea free trade negotiations
19 Jun 2007

The motorcycle industry in Europe strongly supports further regulatory convergence, the simplification of administrative procedures and the gradual elimination of duties between the EU and South Korea. This would bring substantial benefits to companies and consumers in both regions.

There are currently about 1.75 million motorcycles in use in South Korea. Unfortunately, the South Korean government imposes significant barriers to the import and usage of large displacement powered-two wheelers, which negatively affects consumers and exports to the country.

Documents available to download

ACEM position paper on EU-South Korea free trade negotiations [pdf]

ACEM 2007 industry report
01 Jan 2007

Across much of Europe motorcycles and mopeds are part of everyday life: simple, affordable transport, accessible by young and old, mainly as an answer to urban traffic congestion and parking problems. This report examines the situation of the motorcycle and moped industry in Europe.

Documents available to download

ACEM 2007 industry report [pdf]

Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe
05 Apr 2006

Powered-two wheelers differ in their use of the road in a number of ways from other vehicles and riders have different needs.

Predictable road geometry, good visibility, obstacle free zones and good quality road surface with high levels of skid resistance are some major examples. While important for all road users, they are essential for powered-two wheelers.

This handbook describes the specific needs of riders and contains guidelines for those responsible for road design and road maintenance. It includes recommendations and examples from all over Europe.

Documents available to download

Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe [pdf]

ACEM 2005 industry report
01 Jan 2006

Across much of Europe motorcycles and mopeds are part of everyday life: simple, affordable transport, accessible by young and old, mainly as an answer to urban traffic congestion and parking problems. This report examines the situation of the motorcycle and moped industry in Europe.

Documents available to download

ACEM 2005 industry report [pdf]

Smart wheels on city streets
01 Oct 2004

Mobility plays a vital role in the economic strength and growth of all modern societies. With its great maneuverability , fuel efficiency , lightness and compact size the motorcycle is the right answer to cities' congestion problem. This brochure is designed to advance thinking about PTWs in transport policy and to position PTWs as vital to a full, mature transport policy.

Documents available to download

Smart wheels on city streets [pdf]

Striving against traffic noise
08 Jun 2004

This brochure deals with the field of noise exposure and all kind of means to reduce the noise from powered-two wheelers. It aims to fill the information gap and to dispel prejudice.

Documents available to download

ACEM - Striving against noise [pdf]

ACEM - La lutte contre le bruit de la circulation [pdf]

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