Produced by the Norwegian Motorcycle Union (NMCU), this book was written by Norwegian riders and FIM considers it to be one of the best manuals on safe motorcycle riding ever written.
SMC (Sveriges MotorCyklister) and the Swedish Motorcycle & Moped Strategy Group: National Motorcycle Strategy.
See how Swedish riders are working to make riding better – and safer.
SMC motorcycle training stimulates thinking about attitudes and risk awareness (using as a point of reference, CIECA’s, the EU Advanced Project), and increases the ability of participants to handle their motorcycles in different situations. A multi-step programme attracts riders to return to an SMC advanced training course.
The aim? To reduce serious injuries and fatalities based on SMC guidelines and the Swedish Vision Zero. The research was undertaken by Dr Elaine Hardy assisted by staff from SMC.
Summary of the final event which took place on 2 March 2011 in the European Parliament. Document submitted by Mr Andrés Pérez Rubio, ROSA Project Coordinator and in charge of Road Safety in the Spanish Motorcycle Federation (RFME).
This programme, developed through the IRT Project, was jointly funded by the Directorate-General for Energy and Transport of the European Commission, the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations (FEMA), the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the Association des Constructeurs Européens de Motocycles (ACEM) and Vägverket, the Swedish national road traffic authority.
As well as being a financial partner, the FIM was also fully involved in the execution of this project. In order to have a broader dissemination of this programme, the FIM has financed its translation into Spanish and French, and assisted in preparing the Arabic version, in cooperation with their Saudi colleague, Mishaal Al Sudairy.
Information on IRT and the text of the manual in eleven different languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, Magyar, Polish and Portuguese) as free downloads (PDF files) can be found at the following dedicated internet site:
What you'll learn from reading these documents and participating in each of these training programmes, is vital to promoting and enhancing road safety for motorcycle riders, as well as educating car drivers and other road users to be more aware of the vulnerability of two-wheeled road users, and therefore encouraging ALL road users to exercise a professional level of courtesy and respect for each other, thereby saving the lives of all types of road users.
Read more about touring, travel, road and rider safety on the FIM website: www.fim-live.com