MSF To Lead Motorcycle Training In New York

msfStarting in 2009, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has been contracted to provide motorcycle rider safety training in New York State.

The Motorcycle Association Of New York State (MANYS) previously ran the program from 1998 to December of 2008. The current program was started in 1997, when the New York State Legislature established the Motorcycle Safety Fund to finance a statewide motorcycle operator and instructor training program. Over the last 5 years nearly 70,000 motorcyclists have received training.

Visit the NYS DMV Website or the  Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Website Read more »

TxDOT Urges Motorists To Be On The Lookout For Motorcyclists

Increasing Motorcycle Sales Spur Safety Risks

Texas DOT LogoAUSTIN –  With gas prices topping $4.00 per gallon, more and more Texans are trading their gas-guzzling SUVs and pickup trucks for more fuel-efficient motorcycles to save at the pump. More motorcycles on the road means more motorcyclists may crash and ultimately die on Texas roadways. That’s why the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is launching a motorcycle safety campaign encouraging drivers to take extra caution watching for motorcyclists on roadways. Read more »

Florida Motorcycle Law Requiring Safety Classes Takes Effect

Florida Motorcycle Training LogoAs of July 1, 2008, all motorcyclists who wish to obtain a motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle only license in the State of Florida must complete a 15-hour Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) Basic RiderCourse™ (BRC). Read more »

Study: Head Injuries Increase After Motorcycle Helmet Law Repeal

Motorcycle Group RidePITTSBURGH, June 12 – Pennsylvania motorcyclists suffered large increases in head injury deaths and hospitalizations in the two years following the repeal of its motorcycle helmet law, according to a University of Pittsburgh study to be published in the August issue of the American Journal of Public Health, available online June 12.

Even after accounting for increases in motorcycle registrations that occurred during this period, study authors noted a 32 percent increase in head injury deaths and a 42 percent increase in head injury-related hospitalizations, raising concerns about motorcyclists’ safety and the impact of this trend on health care costs. Read more »

Motorcycle Headlight Modulators

Motorcycle Headlight

By: Pete Crusoe

For decades, industry experts have been telling us what we already know: motorists don’t see motorcycles and even when they do, they often can’t judge motorcycle speed and distance correctly. All too often, the result is fatal. Read more »

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