==PRESS RELEASE== The European Motorcyclists’ Forum at the INTERMOT fair in Cologne on October 3rd attracted a numerous and diverse audience ranging from motorcyclists and politicians to representatives of road authorities and the motorcycle industry. Organized by the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA), the event is a platform for discussion on safety, mobility and the future of two-wheel transport in Europe.
The first contribution was made by Aline Delhaye, General Secretary of FEMA, who presented the RIDERSCAN project and the associated launch of a large scale motorcyclists' survey. Dr. Liz de Rome came all the way from Australia to present her findings on Australian accident research.
Claes Tingvall, Director of Traffic Safety Swedish Transport Administration, gave an introduction to Vision Zero, the Swedish safety approach aiming at reducing motorcycle fatalities to zero. Robbert Verweij, Senior Advisor at the Dutch Ministry of Transport, closed the morning session underlining the importance of including riders into safety policies at the earliest stage possible.