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Motorcycle safety in Australia – Consulting with riders and jurisdictions working together.

Lennard, S

Motorcycles and Scooters


I congratulate the College for inviting contributions for this edition on the subject of motorcycle safety – I look forward to reading the thoughts of others on this topical issue.

When referring to “motorcycles” in Australia, we adopt the definition used by the International Transport Forum, that is, we’re talking about motorcycles, scooters, trikes, motorcycles with sidecars, and even quad bikes. For most common usage, “motorcycle” means “motorcycles and scooters”.

The College kindly published my article Motorcycles and Road Safety in Australia for the Next Decade in the August 2009 issue, so I won’t repeat myself here, other than refocusing on a couple of points in particular.

In this article I’ll cover two key themes – consulting with riders and jurisdictions working together.