Protective Equipment for Riders, an industry-led safety campaign developed within the eSUM Project
01 Jan 2008

Protective Equipment for Riders, an industry-led safety campaign developed within the eSUM Project

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.

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