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Safety Report June 2020

Safety Officer: Dave Wright

Motorcycle Safety Week October 10th – 17th

As apart of our safety report June 2020. I had a meeting with the Road Safety Commission last week to discuss their involvement with the Motorcycle Safety Week following an application for a grant to support our effort (this is progressing through the system) They are keen to be involved.

Our Safety Report June 2020

Key points of our 2020 Motorcycle Safety Week are –

Saturday 10th October Motorcycle Safety Forum
Sunday 11th October  Motorcycle First Aid Courses
Wednesday 14th October Ride Your Motorbike To Work Day
Saturday 16th October MRA Safety Day Ride
Sunday 17th October Motorcycle Skills Enhancement Course

All week – Main Roads VMS motorcycle safety messages.

All week – Social media motorcycle safety posts.

All week – TV and Radio interviews and messages.

They are keen to be involved with our Motorcycle Safety Forum and our social media strategy for the week.

The Road Safety Commission is also keen to set up a regular monthly meeting with us to work through the issue and establish a year-long safety message social media campaign to motorcycle riders.

The grant from the Road Safety Commission for the National Road Safety Week that has been rescheduled to 9th-15th November is still active and therefore we do not have to reapply.

We need to have more MRA membership encouragement cards printed so that we can hand them out to riders we meet and be placed in motorcycle shops, my suggestion would be to have 5000 printed

Safety Report June 2020Australian Motorcycle Council

We have joined with the Australian Automobile Association to call on the Federal Governments Transport and Infrastructure Council to adopt a response to road trauma in a similar way as was used for the Coronavirus pandemic, in there is real-time reporting of crashes with actions to combat the issues. See attached PDF We are also attending and addressing their hearings on this issue.

We have also submitted our input into the 2020 Federal Road Safety Strategy. See the attached PDF

Our next AMC combined delegates and committee is scheduled for Thursday 25th June 2020

Safety Officer: Steve Fish

Not much to report as COVID-19 has put meetings and activities on hold.

In a discussion, Peter Butler queried both Steve F and Dave W regarding the casualty statistics, and the merit of publishing them on the website, to possible use as leverage for the safety message for future funding.

Steve F mentioned that this information is available here – Road Safety Commission – https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/

Steve F also provided a link to the announcement of the new Road Safety Commissioner – https://www.rsc.wa.gov.au/News-Media/Latest-News/May/New-Road-Safety-Commissioner-for-WA-appointed

Safety Report June 2020 – Related Ride Reports

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