"REALISING THE MOTORCYCLING OPPORTUNITY - A motorcycle safety and transport policy framework" is a landmark policy document which calls for more motorcycle use as a way to make to improve road safety overall.
The central point is that motorcycles should be included in mainstream transport policy. This is the opposite of treating motorcycling separately from all other modes or as an afterthought.
Deputy Chief Constable Tim Madgwick of ACPO said: "Over recent years, the number of motorcycle casualties has
reduced, which is encouraging. However, this reduction seems to be slowing, with the emphasis moving away from progress in safety and too many motorcyclists are still being killed and injured on the roads.
Steve Kenward, CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) said: "For too long, the Government, local authorities and transport planners seem to have deliberately avoided talking about motorcycle use. Motorcycles need to be treated as a legitimate form of transport, which can save time, space and money for commuters, whilst having the added benefit of reducing congestion for all road users."