A Motorcycle Safety and Transport Policy Framework
For this framework to succeed, it will be important to engage the wider motorcycle community with its aims. We will work with riders and others to help deliver this Framework and its aims.
The Industry and police have traditionally had productive relationships with the motorcycle community and their representative organisations. Riders’ representatives at local and regional level have productive relationships with various police forces on areas such as event management through to membership of local safety and policy forums.
Nationally, MCIA and NPCC have worked with representative organisations on a range of initiatives and have shared membership of key government committees, such as the 2000s DfT strategy group and more recently the DfT/DVSA licence review group. Highways England’s Motorcycle Working Group has added another vital forum which brings together key stakeholders from the motorcycle community and will be delivering on a range of activities, reporting back and publishing progress towards the actions within this framework.
User groups have a key part to play in both supporting this framework and using its principles to generate invigorated policy and road safety strategy discussions at local authority level. User groups are also well placed to disseminate information to riders.
The role of ‘new media’ groups should also not be underestimated. This includes web based forums, social media and blogs.
- Active participation of user groups in this framework is sought via their response to it.
- Mechanisms for liaison between key groups will be developed.
- Building on the Motorcycle Working Group’s existing work, a delivery plan will be taken forward to drive progress towards the actions in this Framework.
UPDATE – Action 20 – To Promote the Role of the Motorcycle Community in Supporting the Framework
We have widely disseminated this framework to motorcycle groups of different kinds. The vast majority strongly support it and have partnered the industry and police in promoting it, often referring to it in their own activities.
We will seek to build upon this existing support with the aim of creating a ‘shared aims’ environment among user groups on issues of safety and transport policy.