MSAC welcomes appointment of motorcycle safety expert to ACC

ACC is demonstrating its commitment to motorcycle safety with the appointment of Carey Griffiths, a road safety expert with many years’ experience, the Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC) says.

Griffiths is the Senior Injury Prevention Programme Manager for Motorcyclists with the corporation, a newly formed role focusing on the vulnerable road user group.

MSAC chair Mark Gilbert says the appointment shows ACC’s commitment to improving motorcycle safety.

“Carey is an impressive individual with an incredible range of experience and passion for motorcycles and motorcycle safety. Too many in our community are seriously injuring or killing themselves on the road, and I know Carey is as committed as we are to getting the numbers down,” he says.


Griffiths comes from a regional manager’s role within the New Zealand Transport Agency where he also held the portfolio for motorcycle safety. Before that he spent nearly 30 years with police, a decade of which was in road policing, including over two years as National Manager: Road Policing.

He is the current New Zealand National President of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and holds an advanced rider certificate as well as being a qualified observer and mentor.

“I ride every day. Motorcycling is something that I live and breathe in both my work and my spare time,” Griffiths says.

“I am committed to motorcycle safety professionally and personally and am looking forward to working toward a reduction in death and injuries for motorcyclists. I hate seeing fellow riders killed or injured”.

“I want to see more collaboration and MSAC is central to this – they have an important role as the voice of motorcyclists.”


Source: The Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (MSAC)