Tag: Motorcycles

  • August 30th, 2021

If you ride a motorcycle, you already know how much fun riding can be. Make it a point to not only have fun, but to never ride while impaired. Motorcycle riders are overrepresented in deadly drunk driving crashes. In 2019, motorcyclists once again had the highest percentage of drunk operators compared to operators of other vehicles, […]

  • June 22nd, 2021

The third Monday in June is Ride to Work Day, a day that celebrates the excitement of motorcycle riding. The bike can be a part of your commute, a fun solo activity, or a chance to join together with others. Whatever the case, ensuring that safety comes first is imperative. Read the fact sheet here […]

  • May 25th, 2021

Motorcycle personal protective equipment (PPE), an important traffic safety countermeasure, can include a safety-certified helmet, impact- and skid-resistant jackets and pants, motorcycle gloves, and sturdy, over-ankle boots. NHTSA, State highway safety offices (SHSO), and motorcycle safety groups conduct programs to encourage motorcyclists to use protective gear, especially helmets, but the impact of these programs is […]

  • April 15th, 2020

This pdf document outlines previous and potential traffic safety measures on the Federal level in the following areas. Encouraging Safer Driving Behavior Vehicle Safety Improvements Roadway Safety Improvements Commercial Transportation Safety Options for Congress State of Traffic Safety in America Driving is one of the riskiest activities the average American engages in. Deaths and serious […]

  • April 13th, 2020

Dear Traffic Safety Community, On behalf of GHSA, I hope you and your families are staying healthy and safe during these uncertain times. Many traffic safety organizations have canceled or postponed a number of in-person meetings this spring and summer in response to coronavirus-related travel restrictions and health concerns. The continued ambiguity surrounding how soon […]

  • October 14th, 2019

Motorcycle safety is at a unique juncture. Overall traffic fatalities are increasing, and motorcyclist fatalities also continue to increase and are near their highest level in over 35 years. In 2017, there were 5,172 motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes. Compared to the 2,116 killed in 1997, the past 20 years have seen a […]

  • July 16th, 2019

New Findings Suggest How to Increase Acceptance  WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released a report examining why motorcycle riders choose to wear – or not wear – high-visibility gear and what can be done to encourage greater use […]

  • June 18th, 2019

In its Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) Act, Congress directed NHTSA to establish a cooperative program — the National Cooperative Research and Evaluation Program (NCREP) — to conduct research and evaluations of State highway safety countermeasures. NCREP was continued in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. This program is administered […]

  • April 2nd, 2019

During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – and during the rest of the year – drivers of all other motor vehicles are reminded to safely Share the Road with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Additionally, to help reduce motorcycle collisions and injuries and to help save lives, NHTSA has launched […]