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Appendix E: State Motorcycle Safety Program Assessments Table of ContentsHomenhtsa

Appendix A
Factors That Have Changed Since the Hurt Report

Appendix B
In-Depth Investigation of Motorcycle Crashes

Appendix C
Objectives of the Common Methodology

Appendix D
Scope of Services Typically Provided for in Legislation Authorizing Motorcycle Safety Programs

Appendix E
State Motorcycle Safety Program Assessments

Appendix F
Examples of Rider Education & Training Curricula

Appendix G
State Operator Licensing Requirements

Appendix H
Elements of a Typical Graduated License System for Motorcyclists

Appendix I
State Motorcycle Equipment Requirements

Appendix J
State Insurance Requirements

The Motorcycle Safety Program Assessment is a technical assistance tool that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) offers to states to allow management to review the motorcycle safety program, note the program’s strengths and accomplishments, and note where improvements can be made. The assessment can be used as a management tool for planning purposes and for making decisions about how to best use available resources. The Motorcycle Safety Program Assessment process provides an organized approach for meeting these objectives.

The Motorcycle Safety Program Assessment is a cooperative effort among NHTSA, the state motorcycle program office, the state highway safety office, and other agencies or offices, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles, Department of Public Safety, Department of Transportation, and/or Department of Education, which contribute to the state’s motorcycle safety program efforts. The Motorcycle Safety Program Assessment follows the format and procedures utilized by other highway safety and emergency medical services program assessments.

The Motorcycle Safety Program Assessment is based on the recommendations in NHTSA’s Highway Safety Guidelines and Program Advisories. Motorcycle Safety Program Guideline Number 3: Motorcycle Safety is used as the basis against which each state program is assessed. The Motorcycle Safety Program
Assessment examines the following components of a comprehensive motorcycle safety program:

• Program management including
   a. Legislation, regulation, and policy
   b. Evaluation and research
• Motorcycle personal protective gear
• Motorcycle operator licensing
• Motorcycle rider education and training
• Motorcycle operation under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
• Motorcycle conspicuity and motorist awareness programs
• Public information and education efforts

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