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1 1/47 Defending motorcyclists’ rights in 2010 & 2011 Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations

2 2/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Transport / Mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

3 3/47 New EU Type approval regulation: the future of motorcycles in EU What is at stake? New rules defining the technical conditions new motorcycles have to comply with in order to be allowed on public roads in Europe mandatory ABS anti-tampering (modification) stricter emission rules on-Board Diagnostics Repair and Maintenance Information Durability requirements

4 4/47 European Union  How politics work in Europe Commission = EU Administration with agenda setting power Parliament = 751 elected representatives Council = member states representation FEMA needs to deal with 3 different bodies during a decision making process

5 5/47 FEMA key lobby moments: Organisation of a workshop at the European Parliament (02/2011) online.eu/workshop online.eu/workshop Parliament TV Broadcast opposing some industry arguments on tampering and durability (05/2011) online.eu/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail, 0&cntnt01articleid=223&cntnt01returnid=57 online.eu/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail, 0&cntnt01articleid=223&cntnt01returnid=57 New EU Type approval regulation: the future of motorcycles in EU

6 6/47 Other actions include – Position papers – Lobby Members of the European Parliament – Broad communication about possible threats – Presence at relevant stakeholder consultations (Motorcycle Working Group at European Commission) – National lobby by FEMA members for the Council discussion New EU Type approval regulation: the future of motorcycles in EU

7 7/47 Expected results – Recognition of amateur built bikes with easier type approval process – Access to Repair & Maintenance Information as existing today – Prevention of anti-tampering rules for motorcycle > 125cc – Abolishment of the 100KW limit – Durability requirements for manufacturers (40.000km) – LOST CASE: mandatory ABS New EU Type approval regulation: the future of motorcycles in EU

8 8/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Transport /Mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

9 9/47 EU Road Safety communication Commission’s communication Improving education, training Safer road infrastructure Improve emergency and post-injury services Protect VRU (incl. Motorcyclists)  Increase enforcement (by means ofvehicle technology)  Harmonisation and strenghtening of Road worthiness testing (+ roadside checks)  Promote the use of modern technology (active and passive safety, ITS)

10 10/47 EU Road Safety communication More specifically for motorcyclists: Improving awareness of PTW riders by other road users.  enforcement on speed, drink and driving, helmet use, tampering and riding without licence  Encouraging research and technical developments  standards for personal protective equipment  use of relevant ITS applications (e.g. eCall)  Airbags  appropriate anti-tampering measures  extend to PTWs the existing EU legislation concerning roadworthiness testing  better adapt road infrastructure to PTWs (e.g. safer guardrails)

11 11/47 EU Road Safety communication European Parliament’s report (pending vote) L&reference=A &language=EN Improving indicators and data Calls for greater account to be taken of the protection of vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists In car driving lessons, greater attention should be devoted to PTWs and their visibility; calls to bear PTWs in mind when designing road infrastructure and equipment Urges to design roads in such a way that they do not present any hazards to motorised two-wheeled vehicles;

12 12/47 EU Road Safety communication points out that the standard guard rails used on European roads are a death trap for motorcyclists, and calls to take prompt action (including replacing the existing guard rails)

13 13/47 EU Road Safety communication  Calls for the introduction of monitoring equipment by means of which speeding offences by motorcyclists can be systematically detected and punished;  Calls to adopt as swiftly as possible the Intelligent Transport System (ITS) specifications for priority actions relating to road safety; to draw up a proposal to fit vehicles with ‘intelligent speed assistance systems’  Regards the phased, mandatory introduction of anti-brake-locking systems on all new motorcycles as an important measure  to make the carrying of warning jackets for all vehicle occupants compulsory

14 14/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Trnasport /Mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

15 15/47 EU transport vision: greener and sustainable White Paper on Transport Policy lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=COM:2011:0144:FIN:EN:PDF European Mobility Week

16 16/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Transport/mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

17 17/47 Road Safety and Environment Change our image! The debate and media communication over -the new type approval rules -the Communication on Road Safety -the European Mobility Week Illustrates Still major lack of knowledge Still many prejudices Crucial importance to work at Getting our image right Integrate mobility debates

18 18/47 Transport policies Mobility debates – Get in! MESSAGE: Powered Two Wheelers (motorcycles & scooters) -hold great potential to reduce congestion in densely populated areas -offer a sustainable alternative to cars -Ensure affordable mobility to all social groups Its promotion improves the quality of life for society as a whole http://www.fema-online.eu/mobility

19 19/47 Motorcycling has a role to play MESSAGE: Powered Two-Wheelers make transport: -more efficient today, by saving time, public space and costs for purchase and fuel -greener tomorrow, exploiting new technologies faster, cheaper and more efficiently. Motorcycles advantages Less materials needed Less energy to manufacture Less energy use day to day (fuel) Less road space (1/5 car) Less congestion Low consumptio n of natural resources during manufactur e Recycling costs and residual waste are low compare to other modes Less destructive to road environment

20 20/47 Raising awareness; changing the image FEMA therefore works at raising awareness by -promotes eBikes to improve the image of all motorcycles -Supports events such as Clean Week Chairs the election of the eBike of the Year Zero S electric 2011 eBike of the Year

21 21/47 Promotion of zero emission scooters and MCs -Communicate about FEMA test ride of electric Superbike -Present of eRacing teams during the International Motorcyclists Conference Invitate of EU officials to join the MEP-Ride on electric bikes -Facilitate of contacts between eBike manufacturers and key stakeholders

22 22/47 MEP Ride 2011: raising awareness In 2011 for the first time: The MEP Ride started in front of the EU Parliament The MEP Ride ended at Circuit Zolder, a famous Belgian race track The MEP Ride opened Clean Week 2020, a unique event for alternatively fuelled vehicles held on the race track in Zolder

23 23/47 MEP Ride 2011: raising awareness Over 100 participants A lap around the circuit Testing of electric motorcycles and scooters on the spot Election of the eBike of the Year

24 24/47 Safety: change our image - Show our work and expertise The EC Motorcycling Day for the Road Safety Unit => All staff members (from administrative secretary to Head of Unit): were shown the great variety of size, weight, style and performance of motorcycles and the relation btw cc/power perceived to lack of conspicuity of motorcyclists and the need to raise car drivers’ awareness Were illustrated the wide expertise from the motorcycle community were taken on the road as pillions

25 25/47 European Scanning Tour for Motorcycle Safety (RIDERSCAN)

26 26/47 Gather the relevant information

27 27/47 Riderscan outcomes Safety issueDeliverables Training, testing and licensing Report on existing schemes, problems encountered, good practices, 3 rd Driving Licence Directive implementation, recommendations for 4 th Driving Licence Directive Data collection and statistics Report on available and missing data, proposals for harmonization of data collection related to motorcycling Infrastructure Report on problems, existing solutions and standardization needs Recommendations for the development of a European road safety assessment programme for motorcycling Accident reporting Report on accident reporting methods, recommendations for harmonization of police reporting Research Overview of national and EU research on motorcycle safety, identification of duplication and gaps related to the 8 safety areas Traffic management Report on existing and best practices Awareness campaigns Report on means to address rider and driver behaviour, past and current campaigns, best practices and recommendations, motorcycle press and motorcyclists groups overview National strategies Overview and analysis of existing national strategies in Member States, implementation and results, recommendations Recommendations for the development of a European Motorcycle Safety Performance Index Motorcycling Community Report on motorcycling use and safety characteristics, the motorcycling population and means to reach it;

28 28/47 Make it become a reference Content to be reviewed by an « Expert Group » Linking the work with other motorcycle safety work (e.g. OECD Motorcycle Safety WG) Disseminate

29 29/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Transport/mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

30 30/47 ITS : Keeping control of developments MESSAGE: Riders are open, but… Behavioural research: naturalistic driving/riding study Impact on riding task? Impact on young rider experience? Impact on other vehicle drivers? Developing products based on riders’ needs, not on car technology => Be part of ongoing research work to - Have the relevant expertise and knowledge - To express riders views => Set up our own projects to answer our questions and needs

31 31/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Transport/mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

32 32/47 EU standard (CEN) : huge commercial interests at stake – Objective: inclusion of PTWs into the safety testing procedures of CEN standardised guardrails  EU Parliament awareness campaigns  Active participation to CEN technical work  FEMA call for testimonies – 2011: Standard is turn into mere technical specification (TS) bc of some manufacturers (concrete, cable) strong lobby work  Beginning of a new lobby strategy -TS guidelines for road authorities -Change of EC mandate

33 33/47CONTENT 1.EU new Type Approval (TA) regulation 2.EU Road Safety vision  Communication on Road Safety EU transport policies and mobility debates  White Paper on Transport  EU Mobility Week 4.FEMA motorcycling strategy  Transport/mobility strategy  Environmental strategy MEP Ride 2011  Road Safety strategy EC Motorcycling Day RIDERSCAN project 5.ITS 6.Guardrails 7.International debates

34 34/47 International debates OECD/ITF (Lillehammer workshop, Motorcycle safety working group) UN/WHO (Decade for Action on Road Safety) UN/UNECE (noise, lightning, safety, braking, etc.) ISO/CEN (infrastructure, etc.) The need for motorcyclists around the world to cooperate and be part of these discussions spread the same message (motorcycling, environment, safety, mobility, transport policies)

35 35/47 Thank you very much for your attention. online.eu/uploads/documents/Federation/FEMA_annual_report _2010.pdf Ride free, FEMA Spring Meeting 2011, Netherlands


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