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Costs 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.

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Motorcycle 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.

The 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.

Motorcycle 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.

National 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.

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Traffic Safety Materials Catalog: Motorcycle and Helmet Safety

Traffic Tech: Motorcycle Safety Program Activities Update

Transportation 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.

Uniform 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.

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