Motorcycles and mopeds have specific characteristics due to their lower levels of stability, visibility and protection as compared with other vehicles. This is why their rate of involvement in fatal and serious
accidents is higher than those of other vehicles. Their riders are therefore to be considered a vulnerable
category of road users. The European Commission is thus establishing a platform for motorcycle issues
with a view to increasing safety, raising public awareness and taking appropriate actions. The European
Motorcyclists’ Forum is to be launched in Brussels on 28 June 2010, with the support of the Federation
of European Motorcyclist Associations (FEMA).