Europe is moving towards connected and automated mobility. Future traffic mix should cater for the needs of vulnerable road users including motorcyclists. Regardless of their degree of automation, passenger cars and other vehicles must be able to recognise motorcycles and their inherent complex manoeuvres and react accordingly.
ACEM is convinced that advanced vehicle technology, including new ITS solutions, can make a valuable contribution to motorcycle safety, but this is not enough. Well-designed and properly maintained infrastructure as well as responsible and well-trained road users are also part of the solution. Only a genuinely safe system approach to motorcycle safety can deliver tangible and long-lasting safety improvements.
All stakeholders including policy makers, public authority, industry and user organisations are part of the solution. By working together, it will be possible to create a safer environment for motorcyclists across Europe.
The motorcycle industry fully supports the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety declaration “Achieving Global Goals 2030” which calls «upon Member States to contribute to reducing road traffic deaths by at least 50% from 2020 to 2030 in line with the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development’s pledge to continue action on the road safety related SDG targets, and to set targets to reduce fatalities and serious injuries, in line with this commitment, for all groups of road users and especially vulnerable road users such as pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists and users of public transport.