While in agreement with the overall objective of improving road safety, as a citizens’ organization, FEMA has concerns about the approach often taken by public authorities both in general terms and more specifically regarding motorcycle safety.

Indeed, achieving the target of reducing the number of fatalities by half in Europe by 2010 has become a quasi corporate target for the European Union and its Member States. Reaching set targets within a specific time constraint is unquestionably important, but the measures to be implemented need to be carefully assessed and should not have a negative impact on any road user.

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