Ride and Decide Engagement Initiative Launched

The Motorcycle Safety Summit was held in Wellington on 4 October. This was the launch event of a wider ‘Ride and Decide’ engagement initiative led by MSAC and supported by ACC.

Safer roads and roadsides

Alongside MSAC and ACC, the Ministry of Transport, AA, NZTA, Auckland Transport and NZ Police attended along with sector leaders and leading figures from the motorcycle community.

The Single Point of Truth (SPoT) document was launched at this event.  This has been an initiative to bring together motorcycle safety information from different data sources into one document and encourage a deeper understanding of crash causation.

Road Safety agencies took the audience through their respective motorcycle safety strategies and then the groups broke into workshops in the afternoon to look into ways these plans could be strengthened in the future.

This is all about having a joined-up conversation to promote greater understanding and better planning of motorcycle safety.

The initiative has two more phases including Urban and Rural Panel discussions with leading experts and then will take to the road to engage with motorcyclists themselves in regional engagement events.  Ride & Decide will be part of the busy programme of events planned for motorcyclists over spring and summer.  Other initiatives include Motorcycle Safety Month, the Ride Forever NZ Motorcycle Show in Auckland, and the Shiny Side Up and Kick Start festivals around the country.