Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users.
According to various studies, the risk to motorcyclists is seven times that of drivers of other vehicles. Between 2015 and 2018, 282 motorcyclists were seriously injured and 311 slightly injured (Source STATEC, Luxembourg Police). Unfortunately, over-estimating riding skill constitutes the leading cause of accidents.
As part of its constant efforts to contribute actively to road safety, the Automobile Club du Luxembourg is currently busy preparing on-road riding training for motorcyclists, including for example: riding in groups, safe trajectories and personal coaching.
Meanwhile, the ACL offers you two educational films which cover precisely the subjects of safe trajectories and riding in groups.
Cornering and safe trajectories
Irrespective of the type of vehicle driven, the number of drivers who cut bends, crossing the central white lines, is observed daily, and motorcyclists are no exception. Bearing in mind the vulnerability of motorcyclists, it makes much more senses to anticipate other road users’ errors and to adopt the mastery of the safe trajectory. This is not to be confused with the racing line adopted in motor sport. The safe trajectory serves to minimise the risks by driving on the part of the road on which motorcyclists are theoretically safe and staying out of the parts where the risk of collision with another vehicle coming from the other direction is either potential or inevitable. In order to transpose this trajectory into practice, it is important to first master the correct visual technique. The video hereunder explains in simple and comprehensible terms how to put the safe trajectory into practice.
Riding in groups
Riding in groups is sharing a passion and a style of mobility while complying with the Highway Code, safety rules and values such as collegiality, respect, tolerance and responsibility.
And sharing this passion is more and more a quality experience: winding roads, picturesque landscapes, foreign countries, friendly people, perfecting your riding skills ... not to forget the sheer pleasure of discovery!
But despite all these undoubted plus points, we have to acknowledge that riding in groups also entails undeniable challenges, such as the position on the road for example or the various roles to be adopted by the members of the group, to name just two. Our short film explains the correct behaviours to adopt in order to be able to devote yourself fully to your next group adventure.