I literally stumbled on a consortium project who are analysing riders and riding presumably to output recommendations that are for our own good. http://www.2besafe.eu Australia is involved in this study via MUARC (surprise surprise). The view that riders are over represented in fatality stats (as a percentage of total stats) is prevalent at the heart of what drives this study. I disagree with this mentality totally. It's a furphy but no one seems to be looking deeper than the bland headline. The consortium has 29 partners of which only two are specifically related to PTW's. On top of that, 2-BE-SAFE appears to be linked with the other key nanny projects that are developing rider assistance technologies. Those that are interested will find these two outputs interesting: Understanding risk taking behaviour within the context of PTW riders - pdf and Using Cognitive Work Analysis to Derive Recommendations for Improving Motorcycle and Scooter Rider Safety - pdf Government and NGO's alike are seeing the writing on the wall - fuel prices are driving an explosion in riding - if they can't manage and control the riders, they want to manage and control the bikes. Ideally, they want to manage both.