Tunisian Federation of Angry Motorcyclists Is Born

Federation Tunisienne des Motards en Colere is born 1 photo
Following the good example of the French bikers' association FFMC (Federation Francaise des Motards en Colere or French Federation of Angry Motorcyclists), Tunisia has gotten a grip and formed their own similar organization, the FTMC.
The riders who came up with the FTMC idea visited their French brethren and were explained the role of the Federation and how it works. Tunisia is no biker heaven: the country has recently gotten rid of the dictatorship regime and the current authorities aren't too popular, either, road regulations are close to inexistent, just like rights organizations, and the list could go on and on.

So the FTMC wants to raise awareness among bikers and other road users, as well as grow large enough to make its voice heard and starts exerting pressure to force change. According to Motorbiker, the FTMC's main objectives now are:

1. Stop the vehicle taxes worth €300/year while the minimum salary is €100/month in Tunisia
2. Reduce insurance which are astronomical. Many bikers can not insure their motorcycles, so they are riding without one.
3. Better the road infrastructure, making it safer for motorcycles
4. Educate other road users to the plight of bikers
5. Re-think the motorcycle license, many civil servants who "give out" the motorcycle license don't even have one themselves.
6. Prevent bus and trucks from leaking diesel onto the roads, often creating deadly traps for motorcycle riders.

Hopefully, the Angry movement will spread in other countries, too.
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