Tag: Motorcycles

  • 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, […]

  • July 25th, 2017

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 […]

  • May 24th, 2017

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. This result is from the National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS), the only survey that provides nationwide probability-based observed data on motorcycle helmet use in the United States. The NOPUS is conducted […]

  • July 13th, 2016

The 2015 survey found: Helmet use among motorcyclists in the northeastern States increased significantly to 77.2 percent, up from 56.1 percent in 2014. Use of non-complaint motorcycle helmets increased significantly to 10.6 percent, up from 4.8 percent in 2014. Helmet use continued to be significantly higher in States that require all motorcyclists to be helmeted […]