Motorcyclenews.com (MCN) reports that Britain has unveiled its first-ever Government National Motorcycling Strategy:
Tony Blair's Government has finally come up with a National Motorcycling Strategy eight years after he first told MCN it was on its way.I posted earlier about how "congestion charges" on driving a car into central London has lead to an increase in the number of bikers and, because bikers are more cautious on the roads, a fall in the number of accidents.
Better late then never because the great news is that this is a strategy designed to fully recognise motorcycling as a genuinely mainstream mode of transport and shows evidence of a new and positive approach to bikes.
Transport Minister David Jamieson announced the strategy today, Tuesday February 22, recognising an increase in the number of two-wheeled vehicles, resulting from the desire to beat traffic jams and to have fun.
At a time when the European Union is threatening to create unnecessary new rules making it more difficult for would-be motorcyclists to get licensed, it's good to see Britain taking a stand for common sense.