DOT Announces Plan to Reduce Motorcycle Fatalities

nhtsa logo WASHINGTON, D.C. — To combat the alarming trend of rising motorcycle injuries and fatalities, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters today announced a comprehensive new federal initiative to improve motorcycle safety with more rider education and training, tougher standards for helmet certification labeling, law enforcement training, and road designs that consider motorcycle dynamics. Read more »

Panel Urges Mandatory Use Of Motorcycle Helmets

ntsb logo Washington, DC-The National Transportation Safety Board today issued recommendations to states to require all motorcyclists and their passengers to wear Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 218-compliant helmets. Read more »

Popularity of High-Performance Motorcycles Pushes Deaths to Record High

sportbike2ARLINGTON, VA — Supersports have the highest death rates and worst overall insurance losses among all types of motorcycles, new analyses by the Institute and Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) reveal. Motorcyclists who ride supersports have driver death rates per 10,000 registered motorcycles nearly 4 times higher than rates for motorcyclists who ride all other types of bikes. Read more »

Motorcycle Deaths Increased For The Ninth Straight Year

nhtsa-logoMotorcycle Deaths Increased For The Ninth Straight Year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) has published the 2006 Traffic Safety Annual Assessment and there was no good news for motorcyclists. The report states that motorcycle deaths “now account for 11 percent of total fatalities, exceeding the number of pedestrian fatalities for the first time”. Read the NHSTA Summary (PDF File)

The Color Of Your Bike Can Mean The Difference Between Life And Death

Ok, now that I got your attention, this is a link to an interesting study that discusses why cagers don’t see you coming. Read full article here: Cognitive Daily

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