ACEM, the European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers, unveiled today The safe ride to the future, its new road safety strategy to further improve safety levels for motorcyclists in Europe. The document has been presented at the 10th International Motorcycle Conference in Köln (Germany), a well-attended event which brought together policy-makers, industry representatives and academia.
The motorcycle industry’s forward-oriented strategy follows an integrated approach covering vehicle technology, users training and infrastructure safety.
As part of this new strategy, the motorcycle industry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), i.e. safety systems that allow for communication between vehicles and between vehicles and infrastructure.
With regard to training of riders, ACEM and the German Road Safety Council (DVR) have joined forces to promote high quality voluntary post-license training schemes across the EU through a DVR-ACEM Quality Seal.
The European Association of Motorcycle Manufacturers will also organise a series of workshops in different European countries to identify and promote measures to improve road safety at national, regional and local levels. These meetings will bring together key stakeholders including public authorities and riders’ organisations. The areas to be discussed will include, among others, development of more effective safety policies, design and maintenance of road infrastructure, and promotion of compliance with traffic rules.
Commenting on the publication of the Safe ride to the future ACEM Secretary General Antonio Perlot said: “This strategy confirms ACEM members’ desire to be a leader in road safety. It highlights our ambition to have the best possible road safety outcomes for Europe.”
The full press release is available here.
A pdf version of the new road safety strategy can be downloaded here.