The safe ride to the future, is ACEM's new motorcycle safety strategy to further improve safety levels for motorcyclists in Europe. This forward-oriented strategy follows an integrated approach covering vehicle technology, users training and infrastructure safety, among others.
Looking into the future: intelligent transport systems
As part of this new strategy, ACEM members have 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.
ACEM members commit to have at least one of their models available for sale with a cooperative ITS feature by 2020. Moreover the industry will carry out research on an eCall system for motorcycles, i.e. a system that generates emergency calls from a crashed vehicle instantly after a collision has occurred.
Better training for riding safer
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 ACEM-DVR Quality Label.
This new partnership between the two organisations aims at helping European riders to easily identify high-quality training schemes available to them.
The need for more tailored safety policies
ACEM 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.
A long-term commitment to road safety
The safe ride to the future builds on previous safety initiatives such as ACEM members’ commitment to voluntarily fit all of their new vehicles with automatic headlamps on, the signing of the European Road Safety Charter and the decision to fit 75% of street motorcycle models with an advanced braking systems as an option or as standard fitting by 2015, in advance of respective regulatory requirements.
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