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MCIA & ACPO: Realising the motorcycling opportunity

22 December 2014

The Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) and Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) have produced this policy document to encourage greater use of motorcycles on UK roads, which they say should improve road safety as a result.

ACPO and MCIA say encouraging rather than discouraging motorcycling should contribute to better safety outcomes, pointing to European data which shows that when a greater percentage of traffic is made up of motorcycles, mopeds or scooters, riders are less likely to be involved in an accident.

Realising the Motorcycling Opportunity; A motorcycle safety and transport policy framework was jointly devised by police and industry, in response to the slowdown of reductions in rider casualties.

Though rider safety has improved considerably since 2000, motorcyclists are currently over represented in road fatality statistics (1% of traffic, 19% of fatalities). This could be reduced with government support.

Both police and industry agree traditional road safety policies directed at motorcycling will only partially deliver more positive outcomes for motorcycle safety beyond those already achieved. However, encouraging rather than discouraging motorcycling, should contribute to better safety outcomes.

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