What are you doing/aiming to do for road safety?
The Cyprus Motorcycle Federation is committed to the European Road Safety Charter with this action:
- Based on the information that the federation had collected that shows that we have an increase of accidents by inexperienced riders who couldn't handle unexpected situations or couldn't control their motorcycles in difficult conditions, we believe that we need experts trainers within the federation and professional external support to keep riders up to date and improve their knowledge and their skills.
- We will organise road safety training for trainers courses with the cooperation of 0-300 Riding School (Highsiding S.A.is a publishing company that specialises in motorcycle magazines) from Greece to enable some of our members to become trainers so that we can provide courses on regular bases. The courses (theoretical and practical) will focus on Gyroscopic and braking effect as well as defensive driving.
- The first objective is to provide training to all members of the federation (467).
The training will be open for any rider (novice or expert). We will advertise this and it will be financially sponsored by the Ministry of Transport and the Cyprus Sport Organization
- Second objective with the collaboration of the ministry of education we aim to initiate the training among the high schools students (from 16 to 18 years old). The final goal is to negotiate having the training before the driving license examinations.
Nicosia, 13th February 2009