17 Mar 2005

Summary

Europe's motorcyclists stand a much higher risk of being seriously injured or killed due to unsafe road conditions, it was revealed at a workshop on motorcyclist safety held on 15 March 2005.

Details

Motorcyclist safety: how can better road engineering help ?

Europe's motorcyclists stand a much higher risk of being seriously injured or killed due to unsafe road conditions, it was revealed at a workshop on motorcyclist safety held on 15 March 2005.

Over 50 representatives from all the major stakeholder groups gathered at the invitation of the European Union Road Federation (ERF) in a joint effort to achieve a better understanding of the scope of the problem and the potential offered by safer road infrastructure.

Click here to read the press release.

Workshop Presentations

To download a copy of the presentations, please click on the corresponding speaker's name (large files - it is recommended to use right-click & "Save Target As" option).

Mr. Peter-Alexander Schmitz, Road Safety Unit, European Commission

Mr. Jacques Compagne, Secretary General, European Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM)

Mr Antonio Perlot, Secretary General, Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA)

Prof. João Dias, Technical University of Lisbon

Mr Alberto Mansilla, Centro de Investigación y Desarollo en Automoción (CIDAUT)

Dr. Luc Goubert, Belgian Road Research Centre (BRRC)

Click to enlarge pictures of the meeting

 

The ERF Infrastructure Safety Forum


The ERF Infrastructure Safety Forum, an initiative launched by ERF as part of its commitment towards better road safety which hosts discussions aimed at highlighting the life-saving potential offered by safer road engineering.

The Forum is supported by Centro Rodoviário Português (CRP).