http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/en/ http://www.who.int/roadsafety/decade_of_action/plan/english.pdf The WHO are setting on global activism path to bring down road fatalities. Any politically aware rider who is familiar with Australia's National Road Safety Strategy, will see some very similar themes in the WHO documents and words linked above. There are two specific motorcycle mentions in this report. The first is: Encourage universal deployment of crash avoidance technologies with proven effectiveness such as Electronic Stability Control and Anti-Lock Braking Systems in motorcycles. Key words, universal, technologies and such as ...motorcycle riders can expect a slew of technical assistance to help them ride without crashing. For a heads up on what you will be riding in the future, google saferider and righttoride. And the second is: Set and seek compliance with laws and evidence-based standards and rules for motorcycle helmets to reduce head-injuries. This isn't going to mean much to Australians - helmets are already compulsory. The document is wall to wall of the most safetycrat "we know best" load of motherhood statements to save us from ourselves. It is targeted at all countries not just 3rd world countries that have atrocious fatality rates. It essentially encourages any and all methods to get people to stop dying from crashes... EXCEPT training and skill improvement. :? :!:The answer to the road trauma situation is NOT safer road users. :!: The answer is safer vehicles, with better technologies, on better roads, with tighter laws and better enforcement and much more stringent compliance to those laws. This is the future.