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Examining the Feasibility of Alcohol Ignition Interlocks for Motorcycles
NHTSA: Impaired driving is a major factor in vehicle crashes and traffic fatalities. The use of alcohol ignition interlocks is growing as a countermeasure to combat the high rate of offender recidivism for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI); however, while there is an increase in interlock use on passenger vehicles to reduce DWI recidivism, there has been only limited use of these devices on motorcycles. Of the approximately 279,000 interlock devices installed in the United States in 2012, estimates show that only 0.1 percent to 0.2 percent of that total were installed on motorcycles.

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Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2016
NHTSA: Use of DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets was at 65.3 percent in 2016, not statistically different at the 0.05 level from 60.7 percent in 2015. Helmet use continued to be significantly higher in States that require all motorcyclists to be helmeted than in other States.

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Lives and Costs Saved by Motorcycle Helmets, 2014
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Motorcycle Helmet Use in 2015
USDOT: Helmet use among motorcyclists in the northeastern States increased significantly to 77.2%, up from 56.1% in 2014.

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New Data: Motorcyclist Deaths Surge 10% in 2015
Preliminary data provided by state highway safety offices indicates that more than 5,000 people were killed on motorcycles 2015. This represents an estimated 10 percent increase compared with 2014 -- more than 450 additional deaths.

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