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Motorcycle Safety Program and PTW Plan 2009 - Vicroads

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Motorcycle Safety Program and PTW Strategic Action Plan
November 2009

Overview
Introduction Motorcycle Safety Program Victoria’s Road Safety and Transport Strategic Action Plan for Powered Two Wheelers 2009-2013

Why focus on motorcycles?
Victorian fatalities by road user type (2004-2008)
13% 3 %

16% 48%

20%

Motorcyclist serious casualties and registrations
160,000 140,000 1,400

Drivers

Motorcyclist fatalities & serious injuries

1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 200
Motorcycle Safety Program and PTW Strategic Action Plan
November 2009

Overview
Introduction Motorcycle Safety Program Victoria’s Road Safety and Transport Strategic Action Plan for Powered Two Wheelers 2009-2013

Why focus on motorcycles?
Victorian fatalities by road user type (2004-2008)
13% 3 %

16% 48%

20%

Motorcyclist serious casualties and registrations
160,000 140,000 1,400

Drivers

Motorcyclist fatalities & serious injuries

1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 200

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Motorcycle Safety Program and PTW Strategic Action Plan

November 2009

Overview
Introduction Motorcycle Safety Program Victoria’s Road Safety and Transport Strategic Action Plan for Powered Two Wheelers 2009-2013

Why focus on motorcycles?
Victorian fatalities by road user type (2004-2008)
13% 3 %

16% 48%

20%

Motorcyclist serious casualties and registrations
160,000 140,000 1,400

Drivers

Motorcyclist fatalities & serious injuries

1,200 1,000 800 600 400 200 0 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Registrations Serious Casualties

Passengers Pedestrians Motorcyclists Bicyclists

Registrations

120,000 100,000 80,000 60,000 40,000 20,000 0

Motorcycle Safety Levy
• Not been popular with many riders BUT • Enabled significant range of initiatives to be implemented to improve the safety of riders and raise awareness of rider needs

Motorcycle Safety Levy
Included in TAC premium 126cc and over One private operator one current payment $60.50 for 2009/2010

Levy expenditure
Strategic Framework – Education – Engineering – Enhanced information for decision making – Enforcement Projects endorsed Victorian Motorcycle Advisory Council

Levy funded program
Projects 134 blackspot projects 13 other on-road projects 35 non-road projects

The numbers
$34.9 million will have been collected by June 2010 $33.37 million allocated and approved

Key achievements funded by the levy

Motorcycle Blackspot Program
systematic road improvement program 24% injury reduction (at all sites) preventing more than 24 injury crashes per year 40% reduction (blackspot sites only)

Trial of motorcycle friendly products

Flexible signage

Barrier protection

New Strategic Action Plan
Motorcycles part of Victoria’s transport future Safety and mobility focus Recognition of benefits

Victoria’s Road Safety and Transport Strategic Action Plan for Powered Two Wheelers 2009–2013

Development process
Motorcycle community forums Crash data analysis Countermeasure identification Review of other PTW strategies VMAC Workshops Stakeholder consultation

New Strategic Action Plan
4 key focus areas: Increasing knowledge and understanding PTWs in the transport network Rider and pillion passenger safety Safer PTWs and rider equipment

Increasing knowledge and understanding
Motorcycle simulation Behavioural surveys

Typical PTW use
100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 Commuter Commuter and recreational Recreational Other

Motorcycle use

Percentage

PTWs in the transport network

1. Recognising the role of PTWs in the transport network 2. Improving the road system for PTWs

Rider and pillion passenger safety
6 components: 1. Rider responsibility 2. Other road user’s responsibility 3. Rider skills and knowledge 4. Rider licensing 5. Enforcement 6. Post-crash management

Safer PTWs and rider equipment
Engaging with industry Promoting to consumers Encouraging innovation

Projects into the future
Assisted rides project Graduated licensing system for motorcyclists Star rating system for protective clothing Investigate road space management opportunities Returning rider training program Continue Motorcycle Blackspot Program Community policing and education

Monitoring progress
Reporting Reviewing actions

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