Chairmanâ€™s communiquÃ© from 16 April 2009 meeting â€œLOOK, LOOK, LOOK AGAINâ€ FOR MOTORCYCLISTS The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) presented the initial findings from the evaluation of the â€œLook, Look, Look Again For Motorcyclistsâ€ advertising campaign previously endorsed by VMAC. Initial research indicates that the overall outcomes are positive. The TAC will incorporate this campaign into its rolling campaign schedule. â€œMAKING ROADS MOTORCYCLE FRIENDLYâ€ VicRoads with the support of VMAC has recently released a â€œMaking Roads Motorcycle Friendlyâ€ seminar package for road design, construction and maintenance engineers. Regional training seminars are currently being rolled out with VMAC members invited to attend and introduce the seminars. VMAC members have supported the requests from other states to make this material freely available for the benefit of all motorcyclists. COMMUNITY POLICING AND EDUCATION PROJECT Victoria Police updated the Council on the status of the Community Policing and Education Project again highlighting its focus on interaction and education and the new approach within the Victoria Police as a result of this project. Education components of the project to date include: Motorcycle road safety displays at the Blue Ribbon ride, the superbikes at Phillip Island and at the â€œRide for the Hillsâ€. Motorcycle road safety incorporated into Victoria Police recruitsâ€™ road safety training. A Senior Constable devoted to the educational components of the project. 21 presentations to schools and groups now incorporating motorcycle road safety. 5 motorcycle awareness courses presented to 50 traffic police by Honda Australia Rider Training (HART). Victoria Police radio talkback spot to incorporate discussion on the aims and objectives of this program. Positive feedback from riders continues to confirm that the project is hitting the target. MOTORCYCLE PROTECTIVE CLOTHING STAR RATING Investigations continue to progress on the potential to pilot a motorcycle protective clothing star rating system which would be mapped against existing European standards. The proposal would not require products to be re-tested if they already met the European standards. The preferred model for a star rating system would rely on voluntary participation from industry. If implemented the project would give riders the ability to discriminate between protective clothing based on its safety performance. Work with industry will continue to ensure the proposal addresses the rider needs, as well as industry requirements.