MAG Foundation – Time For Change

The MAG Foundation is a registered charity and has been set up to provide a new dimension in motorcycle and scooter safety and research.

The aims and the objectives of the Foundation are to promote motorcycling through: Research – Representation – Collaboration for the public benefit and raising awareness and understanding of environmental road safety and security issues relating to the use of motorcycles and scooters and to research and investigate solutions to these issues.

The Foundation research program aims to use its research to represent the opinions of the motorcycling community as a whole and offer sound information to government, the industry other riders’ organizations and the motorcycling press.

Motorcycle theft is a big issue with riders and the Foundations first seminar in 2004 concentrated to give the participants a deeper understanding of the issues relating to the identification and examination of stolen motorcycles and how to work with other organisations to combat this problem.

The Foundation has produced a booklet identifying secure parking throughout the country. This booklet represents another milestone for the Foundation and aims to provide information not just for riders, but for councils that do not provide secure parking for motorcycles or so that they can improve their existing facilities. This first edition covers most of the country; each council was contacted and further information was provided by numerous other sources

Over the last two years, safety has become more and more an issue with government, the European Union and now, global transport safety is under the authority of the World Health Organisation. We don’t know how this will affect us, but we need to be prepared with the right answers. We need to make sense of the facts and figures so that we can make informed decisions for the benefit of the motorcycling community.

The roads are a vulnerable place for motorcyclists and we need to understand why motorcyclists have collisions, we already know that over half of motorcycle collisions are with other vehicles, mainly cars and at junctions, we need to understand in depth why this happens. Is there blame to apportion? Is it a simple case of Sorry Mate I didn’t See You? What makes riders and drivers tick? Now can we make riders and drivers "safer"? These are some of the questions we hope to answer in collaboration with safety organisations and government.

Trustees

Role of the Trustees

Charity Trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They may be known as Trustees, Directors, Board Members, Governors or Committee Members. Charity Trustees are responsible for controlling the management and administration of a charity.

Their responsibilities and duties are summarised in the Charity Commission booklet - CC3 - The Essential Trustee: What you need to know - http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/publications/cc3.asp. The great majority of Trustees serve as volunteers, and receive no payment for their work.

Charity Trustees come from all walks of life, and are united by their wish to create positive change in society. Most people are eligible to serve as Trustees. The work of a Trustee should be rewarding and enjoyable, and an opportunity to serve the community while learning new skills.

Contact Information for the MAG Foundation

Address: The MAG Foundation, C/oMAG UK, P.O. Box 750, Warwick CV34 9FU

Telephone: 01926 844064 Fax: 01926 844065

http://www.mag-uk.org

Registered Charity Number: 1100274

 

 

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