Tag: Motorcycles

  • 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 […]

  • December 13th, 2018

This report has the objective of presenting a problem identification that was done on motorcycle (MC) crashes with the goal of establishing and improving countermeasures for reducing these crash frequencies and severities in the future. The IMPACT displays are based on a comparison of two subsets, both restricted to multiple-vehicle crashes, and both of which […]

  • October 12th, 2018

In this safety report, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) assesses select risk factors associated with the causes of motorcycle crashes in the United States. The Federal Highway Administration provided the data analyzed in this report from its 2016 Motorcycle Crash Causation Study (MCCS). The MCCS represents the most recent data available for studying motorcycle […]

  • May 2nd, 2018

Motorcyclists Remain Over-represented in Traffic Deaths WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) projects that 4,990 people were killed on motorcycles in 2017. This number, based on preliminary data provided by State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), represents a projected 5.6% decrease from 2016 – a difference of 296 lives. In spite of this reduction, […]