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Old 22 Feb 2009
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france 21 & 22 march 09

ALL the french road users associations, including the FFMC ( riders rights group) are calling for a week end of demonstrations the 21st & 22nd of march throughout france. It's to protest against the proposed legislation "V.E." which is too long a complicated for me to explain here) but you shuld be aware that road movements in & around majour population centers will be difficult & that the police forces will be particularly targeting bikes...
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Thanks for that. As usual the news passed me by (it doesn't seem to reach Brittany).

Do you have a link, no doubt in French, for more details?
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here is the relevant part of the message my local FFMC rep sent me (the rest being info on the local demo)


"Bonsoir
comme beaucoup d'entre vous le savent déjà, la FFMC mène la lutte contre
la procédure VE. Au fur et à mesure que le danger de cette procédure
apparaissait au grand jour, le front de l'opposition à cette mesure
s'est étoffé. Ainsi, la FFM, le Conseil National des Professionnels de
l'Automobile, la Mutuelle des Motards, la Fédération Française des
Sociétés d'Assurance, le Collectif de Défense des Loisirs Verts et
l'association "40 millions d'automobilistes" ont pris position à nos cotés.
Le week-end des 21 et 22 mars sonnera l'heure de la mobilisation, et
nous l'espérons, l'arrêt de mort de cette procédure disproportionnée et
inutile."



have a look on here to find your local antenna [Fédération Française des Motards en Colère]



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update on this...


it would appear thet sufficient pressure has been exerted without going out in the streets. The project has been shelved, allegedly, at least as far as motorcycles are concerned. The FFMC are consulting at the moment as to wether we maintain the demos anyway, cancel or maintain the demos but turn it into a victory celbration do...

I'll keep you posted.
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I had a communiqué from our local FFMC branch this afternoon

the demo is still taking place, but as we've already won it will be a festive occasion, still riding "en masse" through town butwith the aim of explaining to motorists the why & wherefore.

theres nothing yet on the national website about what's happening in each departement.

stay safe

MooN.

communiqué de presse FFMC, for those that can read french.

"
Communiqué de presse du 9 mars 2009
La FFMC fête le retrait de la procédure VE
Malgré l’annonce, mardi 3 mars, par la DSCR
1 de l’abandon de la procédure VE2 pour les
deux-roues motorisés et la promesse de mettre en place une politique de sécurité routière
basée sur la concertation, la FFMC reste toutefois vigilante et maintient la plupart de ses
rassemblements les 21 et 22 mars prochains.
Grâce à l’action concertée des représentants du monde moto (FFMC, Mutuelle des motards,
FFM
3 et branche deux-roues du CNPA4) mais aussi plus largement, à la mobilisation de tous
les autres usagers de la route (Codever, l’ensemble des branches du CNPA et l’association
40 millions d’automobilistes), la procédure VE a été entièrement revue : exclusion pure et
simple des deux-roues motorisés et des poids lourds, limitation pour les automobilistes aux
seuls cas d’accidents avec une liste de critères de dangerosité réduite à 4 critères au lieu de
21.
Cette union historique, sans laquelle nos revendications n’auraient pas abouti, est la preuve
que motards et automobilistes peuvent, ensemble, oeuvrer à une meilleure sécurité routière
dans le respect de leurs spécificités.
Cette victoire n’est qu’une étape dans le combat que mène la FFMC depuis près de 30 ans
pour une véritable prise en compte des usagers de deux-roues motorisés dans la politique
de sécurité routière.
L’annonce d’un « Grenelle du deux-roues motorisés » et la mise en place de groupes de
travail ad hoc vont également dans le bon sens mais l’abondance des promesses de
concertation ne saurait suffire à effacer les années de disette pendant lesquelles les motards
ont sans cesse été pointés du doigt et trop régulièrement exclus du champ des négociations.
Les revendications de la FFMC dépassent largement le cadre de la procédure VE et doivent
aujourd’hui être entendues par les pouvoirs publics pour réduire l’accidentalité des motards
et instaurer un véritable partage de la route.
C’est pour cela que la FFMC appelle tous les conducteurs de deux-roues motorisés et toutes
les associations d’usagers de la route à rester solidaires lors des rassemblements organisés
dans la plupart des départements, les 21 et 22 mars prochains, pour fêter notre victoire
commune, rappeler ses propositions pour l’amélioration de la sécurité routière, et ainsi
préparer l’avenir.
La liste des rassemblements actualisée sera mise à jour régulièrement sur le site internet de
la FFMC nationale : [Fédération Française des Motards en Colère]

Contacts presse :
Philippe Leduncq 06.85..13.34.10
Eric Thiollier 01.48.18.12.15 "

Last edited by MooN; 9 Mar 2009 at 22:56. Reason: further info.
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