EVSC - ISA - No To Throttle Control - No To Control

UPDATE


30th March 2007

A Transport Select Committee recommends, “that the Government commission a companion piece
of research on the viability of introducing speed limiters on motorcycles.”

Read MAGs comments on the "EVSC - ISA Information" page "The Good And The Bad".


EVSC - ISA - No To Throttle Control - No To Control

MAG re launches its 2001 campaign to oppose the compulsory fitment to privately owned vehicles of any device designed to arbitrarily remove control from the driver to remote operation and asks all vehicle users to sign the Mulhouse Declaration.

MAG President Ian Mutch was emphatic about the issue. "Let's keep this one simple, we don't want it, not today not tomorrow not ever."

Withdrawing control from the rider is fundamentally what MAG was set up to oppose.

Motorcycling is about fun and freedom and control, your hand on your throttle, your decision.

If people abuse that control and fall foul of the law then that is a different issue but when technology is deployed to directly control motorcycles then a big line is crossed and MAG knows exactly which side of that line it stands on.

Withdrawing control from the rider is fundamentally what MAG was set up to oppose.

This is ultimately a philosophic issue, it’s not just about safety, it’s about what sort of society we want to live in.

MAG says, “We don’t want to live in a society with the level of control which ISA can make possible and we intend to get more votes for our point of view than the safety zealots get for theirs.

MAG’s Director of Public Affairs Trevor Baird recently rode a prototype motorcycle fitted with ISA technology which was developed by the University of Leeds, the Department for Transport and MIRA (Motor Industry Research Association).

You can read the article and further back ground information is available by clicking on “EVSC - ISA Information”