“A Shared Road to Safety - A Global Approach for Safer Motorcycling”
On 21st of May, IMMA organised a side event at the International Transport Forum (ITF) Summit 2014 in Leipzig (Germany).
The aim of the event was to engage policy makers, safety experts, road users, and all related stakeholders to foster safer motorcycling at global, regional and national level. The event helped to better understand the different uses of PTWs, the key trends and their global impact on safety. It highlighted the importance of inclusive policy (positive consideration of PTWs in transport plans).
The term “Powered Two-Wheeler” (PTW) covers a wide diversity of vehicle. The products are divided into different segments such as moped, scooter, street, classic, super-sport, touring, custom, supermoto and off-road motorcycles.
PTWs are one of the most affordable forms of motorized transport in many parts of the world. In various regions, PTWs are also the most common type of motor vehicle.
In international regulatory environment, PTWs fit under the term vehicles of category L.
IMMA represents mopeds, motorcycles and three-wheelers. Therefore, IMMA refers to PTWs as Powered Two and Three wheeled Vehicles.