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Motorcycles and Road Safety in Australia for the Next Decade.

Lennard, S

General

2009

Two significant events took place in 2008 which we hope will provide the basis for motorcycle-specific plans in the national road safety strategy for the next decade. The timing of these in the lead up to the next ten-year strategy is perfect – stakeholders have time to digest the recommendations and develop them into practical measures for an Australian strategy.

In April 2008, the Australian Government hosted the first-ever Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Summit, held in Canberra. This was followed – purely by coincidence – by the inaugural Workshop of Motorcycling Safety hosted by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)’s International Transport Forum, held in Lillehammer, Norway, in June 2008.