MSAC Strategic Priorities

Current

All of MSAC’s work is prioritised using evidence and must demonstrate positive outcomes for motorcyclists. Our five strategic priorities can be seen on one page here. You can read more about our research in the Our Work section.

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MSAC Strategic Priorities

The Single Point of Truth

Current

In 2017 MSAC commissioned OPUS researchers to combine crash data from road safety agencies including ACC, Police, MOT and NZTA and, for the first time, include hospital data. As well as sharing the research findings with road safety agencies, MSAC put it in to an accessible format to help educate riders on risks.

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The Single Point of Truth

MSAC Meeting Minutes

Minutes

The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council meets every two months in Wellington. The meetings usually last one day and are hosted by ACC. Meetings are Chaired by Mark Gilbert and are often attended by road safety agencies and motorcycle safety experts.

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Our Previous Work

Previous

When making decisions on spending the motorcycle safety levy, MSAC and ACC look at the evidence on crashes and study good practice examples. But sometimes we need to broaden our knowledge or get new evidence on what would be a good investment for motorcycle safety. In these circumstances we commission research by road safety experts. Usually this research is used to support an investment case or increase our understanding of a particular issue.

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Instrumented bikes

Previous

Bikes kitted with video and GPS technology give us a "bike's eye view" of the road, so we can identify and fix hazards

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Group ride guidelines

Previous

Riding in a group can be fun, but it also requires a little thought and preparation before you set out on the road.

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Our focus is on

Safer roads and roadsides

Collaborating with road owners to ensure that motorcyclist safety is understood, considered, and routinely factored in to road design, signage, upgrades and maintenance programmes.

Safer vehicles

Supporting research, trials and promotion of safety technology for motorcycles.

Safer road users

Educating all road users about motorcycle safety issues, and advocating on behalf of motorcyclists.

Research and evaluation

Gathering sound evidence and improving our intelligence around effective motorcycle safety strategies.

Safer Journeys for Motorcyclists

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The disproportionate number of crashes involving motorcycles is one of the reasons why the government’s road safety strategy, Safer Journeys, has prioritised motorcycling safety on our roads.