16 Dec 2020: CIECA WEBINAR SERIES - Training and licencing as a route to safer motorcycling

Good quality training is at the heart of good road safety especially for motorcyclists.

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable on the road accounting for around a fifth of all road fatalities across Europe. As with other vulnerable road users, improvements to vehicle safety technology in cars have not had as dramatic an impact on overall safety as they have for car occupants.

This webinar, coordinated by the FIM, aims to weave together research on road safety for motorcycles with efforts to differentiate good quality post-test training. Research from Sweden shows that unlicensed riding represents a large subsection of accidents in that country. A global survey of over 1500 riders shows that post-test training is under-represented with younger riders in particular. Finally, we will hear about an industry-backed effort to promote a training quality label (developed with CIECA member DVR) across the EU.


  • Maria Nordqvist, Swedish Motorcyclists Club (SMC)
  • Dr Elaine Hardy, Investigative Research
  • Dr Veneta Vassileva, European Motorcycle Constructors Association (ACEM)

The presentations will be followed by a debate about how education, before, during and after licence acquisition, as it still has a vital role to play in improving the technical skills and hazard perception of motorcycle riders and how we can make licensing and training a facilitator for safer motorcycling. This discussion session will be moderated by Martin Winkelbauer, Expert PTW Safety at KFV, one of our Austrian Effective members. 

  • Time: 16 December 2020 from 11 am to 12 pm (CET)
  • Fee: This members-only event is free-of-charge
  • Location: online
  • Working language: English
  • Registration: The deadline for registration is 11 December 2020.