The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Motorcycle Safety Program
A. CRASH PREVENTION
Preventing crashes before they occur is a major component of any comprehensive
traffic safety program, including motorcycle safety. NHTSA’s crash prevention activities will have a significant focus on variables that affect and contribute to crashes – operator fitness, experience and training, and licensing. Operator impairment alone is a contributing factor in more than half of all fatal-single vehicle motorcycle crashes. The agency supports effective State rider education and training programs and encourages proper licensing for all motorcyclists. NHTSA also promotes "share the road" and other motorist awareness efforts to raise the motoring public’s awareness of the various mix of vehicles and non-vehicle users using the Nation’s roadways.