Motorcycle Reference Group Meeting January 2018

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December 2017’s Motorcycle Reference Group meeting contained much discussion on ways to better achieve a reduction in motorcycle fatalities in 2018. The Minister for Road Safety has called for all options to be put on the table.

The MTA will be in attendance at the next meeting and we need your input as to which issues the MTA should focus on through the Motorcycle Reference Group.

Please take the time to complete the very short survey which you can access by clicking here (should be 3 or 4 minutes maximum).

Here are some facts collected over the last 5 years relating to fatal and serious injury crashes involving motorcycles:

  • 58% were motorcycle only (no other vehicles involved)
  • 32% of fatalities had a blood alcohol reading of 0.05 or greater and 23% of fatalities tested positive to illegal narcotics.
  • Almost 1 in 5 riders involved in fatal crashes were not appropriately licensed.
  • Almost half of serious casualty crashes in the Adelaide metro area occurred at intersections.

For data from one of DPTI’s fact sheets, click here.

The more members that respond, the greater our voice will be.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Nathan Groves by clicking here