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Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe
05 Apr 2006

Powered-two wheelers differ in their use of the road in a number of ways from other vehicles and riders have different needs.

Predictable road geometry, good visibility, obstacle free zones and good quality road surface with high levels of skid resistance are some major examples. While important for all road users, they are essential for powered-two wheelers.

This handbook describes the specific needs of riders and contains guidelines for those responsible for road design and road maintenance. It includes recommendations and examples from all over Europe.

Documents available to download

Guidelines for PTW-safer road design in Europe [pdf]

ACEM 2005 industry report
01 Jan 2006

Across much of Europe motorcycles and mopeds are part of everyday life: simple, affordable transport, accessible by young and old, mainly as an answer to urban traffic congestion and parking problems. This report examines the situation of the motorcycle and moped industry in Europe.

Documents available to download

ACEM 2005 industry report [pdf]

Smart wheels on city streets
01 Oct 2004

Mobility plays a vital role in the economic strength and growth of all modern societies. With its great maneuverability , fuel efficiency , lightness and compact size the motorcycle is the right answer to cities' congestion problem. This brochure is designed to advance thinking about PTWs in transport policy and to position PTWs as vital to a full, mature transport policy.

Documents available to download

Smart wheels on city streets [pdf]

Striving against traffic noise
08 Jun 2004

This brochure deals with the field of noise exposure and all kind of means to reduce the noise from powered-two wheelers. It aims to fill the information gap and to dispel prejudice.

Documents available to download

ACEM - Striving against noise [pdf]

ACEM - La lutte contre le bruit de la circulation [pdf]

Motorcycle Accident In-Depth Study (MAIDS)
19 May 2004

MAIDS is the most comprehensive in-depth data currently available for powered-wwo wheeler accidents in Europe. The investigation was conducted during 3 years on 921 accidents from 5 countries using a common research methodology.

The Association of European Motorcycle Manufacturers (ACEM) with the support of the European Commission and other partners conducted an extensive in-depth study of motorcycle and moped accidents during the period 1999-2000 in five sampling areas located in France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain.

The methodology developed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) for on-scene in-depth motorcycle accident investigations was used by all five research groups in order to maintain consistency in the data collected in each sampling area.

Documents available to download

To download the full MAIDS report please visit http://www.maids-study.eu/ 

ACEM 2003 industry report
01 Jan 2003

Europe has been a leading production base for powered two-wheelers since the invention of the motorcycle in the late 19th Century. More than a hundred years later, the motorcycle industry remains at the forefront when it comes to investment in innovation, quality and design. This report provides an overview of the current situation of the motorcycle industry in Europe. 

Documents available to download

ACEM 2003 industry report [pdf]

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