The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Motorcycle Safety Program

January 2003

INTRODUCTION

RECENT TRENDS

NHTSA’S KNOWLEDGE BASE

NHTSA’S MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM

CRASH PREVENTION

INJURY MITIGATION

EMERGENCY RESPONSE

CONCLUSION

REFERENCE

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REFERENCE

[1] For all trend data contained within this program plan see – Shankar, Umesh. (June 2001). Recent Trends in Fatal Motorcycle Crashes. (DOT HS 809 271). Washington D.C.: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Traffic Safety Facts 2001 – Motorcycles, (DOT HS 809 473). Washington, D.C.: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

[2] Blincoe, Larry. (May 2002). The Economic Impact of Motor Vehicle Crashes, 2000, (DOT HS 809 446). Washington, D.C.:  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

[3] 2001 Motorcycle Statistical Annual, Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC).

[4] See id.

[5] Activities shown in italics are either implemented jointly with, or conducted by, FHWA.

[6] 1996 Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System (CODES): Report to Congress on Benefits of Safety Belts and Motorcycle Helmets.

[7] Traffic Safety Facts– Motorcycles, (DOT HS 809 089), National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA), 1999.

[8] Turner, P.A. & Hagelin, C.A. (January 2000). Novelty Helmet Use by Motorcycle Riders in Florida, presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board.

[9] For a description of these motorcycles types see the National Agenda for Motorcycle Safety, pp 39-41.

 

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