FIM welcomes the European Commission’s Third Mobility Package
The European Commission has published its long-awaited Third Mobility Package. ‘Europe on the Move’ the last major road transport package to be proposed by the European Commission in the current legislature.
FIM supports the ambition of the European Commission to create a safer, cleaner, more connected and automated mobility system in the EU for the benefit of all road users. Proposals include revision of the regulations relating to the safety of motor vehicles, and protection of vulnerable road users, which includes riders of powered two wheelers, and a Strategic Action Plan on road safety.
FIM is encouraged by the emphasis placed on road safety targets with the European Commission’s ambition to save 10,500 lives and avoid around 60,000 injuries over the period 2020-2030.
FIM welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for a revision of the regulations relating to the type-approval requirements for the general safety of motor vehicles, and the protection of pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.
Looking to the future there is as an Action Plan on automated mobility. With today’s emphasis on battery electric power there is a proposal to develop a full battery value chain in Europe. This will be done through the EU Battery Alliance. - A result of the GEAR 2030 process, in which FIM was a proud contributor.
Damiano Zamana, FIM Programmes Director, “Of particular interest to motorcycle riders is the extension of higher quality infrastructure to main roads across Europe not just – as now – the Trans-European Transport Network routes. This is a change the riders have been calling for over many years.”