Keep an eye out for the latest initiative from the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC): Ride & Decide. Supported by ACC and Ride Forever, Ride & Decide rolls out this spring and summer. The aim is to share relevant plans and proposals from many road safety agencies and seek out rider feedback. As well as MSAC and ACC, the Ministry of Transport, AA, NZTA, Auckland Transport and NZ Police will all be involved.
The programme kicks off with a Motorcycle Safety Summit in October. The summit will involve a group of sector leaders and leading figures from the motorcycle community looking into crash data, sharing existing agency plans and discussing ways to strengthen them. From there, Ride & Decide hits the road, with urban and rural review panels and presence at events for riders around New Zealand.
“It’s very much led by motorcyclists, for motorcyclists, in partnership with road safety agencies and stakeholders,” says MSAC chair Mark Gilbert. “We really want as many riders as possible to learn about existing plans and share their ideas on how to improve safety. So we will listen to motorcyclists, get advice from experts and work with agencies to do just that.”
We'll keep you posted on Ride & Decide, including when the plans and proposals become available.