March 18 2004. The MCIA and the Department for Transport, is holding a one-day safety conference on 27 May 2004 as part of its activities to create a sustainable, safe motorcycling environment.

The conference will discuss how to improve motorcycle safety, training and traffic management as well as research developments in motorcycle safety.

David Jamieson MP, Under Secretary of State Department for Transport, will be the key-note speaker at the conference. Conference sessions will cover a variety of road safety related issues and will include announcements relating to the already successful police led BikeSafe.

Sessions also include speakers from the Institute of Highways Incorporated Engineers (IHIE), the Driving Standards Agency and the Department for Transport.

Professionals from a variety of organisations have been invited and the event will be a 'must attend' for road safety officers, police officers, local transport planners, motorcycle training organisations and other
parties with an interest in motorcycle safety and traffic management.

The conference is free, but availability is limited for the event which will be held
at 1, Great George Street, Westminster, London.

MCI Director of Public Affairs, Craig Carey-Clinch, said: "With motorcycle safety high on the agenda, this conference provides a timely opportunity to discuss a wide range of issues relating to safety initiatives and training.
It will also provide an opportunity for delegates to exchange best practice and draw out the key issues which relate to achieving better motorcycling, more skills development opportunities for riders, a safer environment for motorcyclists and fewer motorcycle casualties."

Professionals who are interested, or would like further information, should contact Jenny Luckman at the MCIA on 02476 250 806 or email