STRA is involved in numerous Local Govt events aimed at rider safety in the local area. Eg:
– 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 – Breakfast Torque (Sutherland Shire)
– 2008 Snowy Ride
– 2009 Strathfield Fair
– 2012, 2013 Rider Safety Workshops – Blacktown City Council and Auburn City Council.
The Centre for Road Safety, Transport for NSW provides STRA NSW with the annual crash statistics for motorcycles in NSW. This allows us to provide an overview of the trends on motorcycle crashes. This enables us to provide accurate information in our workshops and talk to motorcycle riders in areas that are showing an increase in crash risk.
NSW Staysafe Committee
In December 2010, the NSW Staysafe Committee decided announced the terms of reference for their enquiry into “vulnerable road users” which includes motorcycle riders:
“That the Committee inquire into and report on vulnerable road users, specifically motorcycle and bicycle safety, with particular reference to:
a) patterns of motorcycle and bicycle usage in New South Wales;
b) short and long term trends in motorcycle and bicycle injuries and fatalities across a range of settings, including on-road and off-road uses;
c) underlying factors in motorcycle and bicycle injuries and fatalities;
d) current measures and future strategies to address motorcycle and bicycle safety, including education, training and assessment programs;
e) the integration of motorcyclists and bicyclists in the planning and management of the road system in NSW;
f) motorcycle and bicycle safety issues and strategies in other jurisdictions; and
g) any other related matters.”
Survive the Ride Assoc of NSW wrote a submission and provided evidence to the NSW Staysafe Committee about motorcycle safety issues and is encouraging all interested parties to contribute ideas and strategies.
The final report is available at:
NSW Motorcycle Safety Strategy
The NSW Government released their Road Toll Response Package to target works and programs in 2010-2015. Part of the package included the development of the NSW Motorcycle Safety Strategy.
STRANSW provided input at several strategy meetings along with representatives if the NSW Motorcycle Council, Police and other state agencies.
We have also been involved with other motorcycle rider groups in a number of wider policy issues over the past few years such as;
Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Summit
The Summit was initiated as a means to give voice to key stakeholders and to facilitate consensus on measures to improve motorcycle and scooter safety. Recommendations from the Summit were finalised in consultation with the Motorcycle Safety Consultative Committee (MSCC). In line with the objectives of the Summit, it is proposed to use the recommendations as input to the development of the post-2010 National Road Safety Strategy.
STRANSW was represented at Motorcycle and Scooter Safety Summit by our Secretary David Tynan. David also represented Blacktown City Council at the summit. The results of the Summit are available at this link