Missing In Action

In the latter part of 2014 (November), Right To Ride was given the opportunity to comment on a draft report by the International Transport Forum/OECD entitled “ITF/OECD Working Group On The Safety Of Powered Two-Wheelers ” which was the result of a working group of “experts”. To date, as far as we know, the report […]

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Not A Bike?

USA – MRF – Motorcycle Riders Foundation – ABATE – A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments – NHTSA – National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – discuss the Autocycle. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation along with ABATE of Illinois recently met with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to discuss certain three-wheeled vehicles currently being included in […]

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Bike Checkpoints – USA

USA – The American rider organisations the MRF – Motorcycle Rider Foundation and the AMA – American Motorcyclist Association have been fighting against motorcycle-only checkpoints. Motorcycle-only checkpoints first appeared in New York in 2007 and lead to funding for these checkpoints being provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – NHTSA which included “targeting” […]

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Filtering & Helmets

Australia – Queensland – Motorcycle road rule changes filter through From 1st February 2015, rules for motorcycle riders will be changing in the Australian state of Queensland. The Queensland government say that these changes will include allowing fully licensed motorcycle riders to legally lane filter, ride on road shoulders and in emergency stopping lanes, and […]

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Health With Bikes

Last month we queried whether the ETSC – European Road Safety Transport Council – a European based safety body, had lost the plot. We did this because Antonio Avenoso, ETSC Executive Director had stated that, “Amidst the headlines surrounding the possibility of an outbreak of Ebola in Europe over the last few weeks, I can’t […]

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USA Motorcycle Lobby

Last year we published an article entitled the – Strong Global Lobby! This started with the statement – Do you know that outside of Europe, motorcycle lobbying, along with Riders Rights, is alive and kicking…….……………. This is certainly true in the USA state of Washington at the Senate Transportation Committee. At the public hearing the […]

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FIM – Public Policy Newsletter

The Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM, Federation of International Motorcycling) has announced the re-launch of its Public Policy Newsletter. The decision to re-launch the newsletter was taken at last months FIM Commissions Conference in Geneva, Jesper Christensen, Director of the Public Affairs Commission said, “Previously the focus was very much on the European scene, but […]

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