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of Injuries Resulting From Motorcycle Crashes (posted 02-27-03)
Analysts at the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, working
under a NHTSA contract, identified 25 motorcycle safety studies for review.
Most were published in the 1990s, and most addressed the subject of the
costs of injuries resulting from motorcycle crashes. Most of the studies
reviewed employed data from a state, locality, or medical institution
in the United States. Seven of the studies linked data from multiple sources
-- e.g., police crash reports and hospital records -- with varying degrees
of success, in order to compile detail on individual crashes and their
victims. A few other studies drew data from multiple sources in computing
aggregate estimates of crash costs, but most of the studies worked from
a single medical dataset. Most of the studies focused on either the benefits
of wearing motorcycle safety helmets or the impact of state laws requiring
the wearing of such helmets.
Safety Brochure (posted 03-00)
This booklet provides basic information on motorcycle crashes, the need
to successfully complete rider training and obtaining the proper license,
the dangers for riding impaired, and the value of proper protective gear.
Motorcycle Safety also discusses defensive driving, vehicle inspection,
and maintenance tips.
Motorcycle Safety Program (posted 01-14-03) Full
Document in .pdf
The Motorcycle Safety Program document present priorities and specific
program initiatives that NHTSA intends to pursue in the coming years.
The document is also consistent with NHTSA's statutory responsibilities
in promoting greater motorcycle safety.
Safety - Traffic Safety Digest; Motorcycle Safety Programs
Examples of various motorcycle programs that have been administered
across the nation. Learn about project characteristics, state and size
of jurisdiction, and targeted populations. Brief summaries are provided
on problem identification, goals and objectives, strategies and activities,
and results. Funding levels and contact persons are also provided.
Agenda for Motorcycle Safety (3-01)
National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety is a strategic planning document
that provides a shared vision for future motorcycle safety efforts by
incorporating input from a broad, multi-disciplinary spectrum of stakeholders
it comprehensively examines issues associated with motorcycle safety,
including research needs, and the human, social, vehicle, and environmental
factors that influence motorcycle safety. Each issue is examined from
the standpoint of where we are today, where we want to be in future, and
the best way to get there. Eighty-two recommendation are provided from
improving motorcycle safety.
Safety Materials Catalog: Motorcycle and Helmet Safety
Tech: Motorcycle Safety Program Activities Update
Equality Act For the 21st Century
TEA-21 was enacted June 9, 1998, as Public Law 105-178. It authorizes
the Federal surface transportation programs for highways, highway safety,
and transit for the 6-year period 1998-2003.
Guidelines for State Highway Safety Programs: Motorcycle Safety
This Motorcycle Safety Program Guideline will assist States and local
communities in the development and implementation of comprehensive and
effective motorcycle safety programs.