Motorcycle Safety

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Women motorcyclists hit the opened road

The first weekend in May saw women riders around the world banding together to share the open road, as well as flocking to new rider training courses around the country to help establish a world record--all to kick start Women Riders Month.

Harley-Davidson's Women Riders Month kicked-off with two special events in New York City and Milwaukee respectively in honor of International Female Ride Day on May 1, which was founded by Vicki Gray of Motoress.com to celebrate the millions of women who have already grabbed life by the handlebars.

Lawmakers Back Motorcycle Checkpoints Ban

Motorcycle Legislation

Federal lawmakers have sent a bipartisan letter to the leadership of a key U.S. House committee to urge support for a bill that prohibits federal funding for motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

Aging Motorcyclists: Higher Injury, Death Risk

Motorcycle Study

Motorcycle riders across the country are growing older, and the impact of this trend is evident in emergency rooms daily. Doctors are finding that these aging road warriors are more likely to be injured or die as a result of a motorcycle mishap compared to their younger counterparts.

AMA Battles Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

AMA Government News

A federal traffic safety agency is offering law enforcement agencies hundreds of thousands of dollars to set up checkpoints that target only motorcyclists, and the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) wants to know why.

Indiana Bans Texting While Driving

Motorcycle Safety

Last month, North Dakota became the 31st state to ban texting while driving, which presents major risks to motorcyclists.

Following this safety trend, Indiana has also banned texting while driving, it was reported Wednesday by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA).

Motorcycle Deaths Down Dramatically in 2009

Crash Report

A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reveals that motorcycle fatalities declined in 2009 by at least ten percent. Based on preliminary data, GHSA is projecting that motorcycle fatalities declined from 5,290 in 2008 to 4,762 or less in 2009.

MSF: Reduced Motorcycle Deaths Report

GHSA Crash Report

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation is encouraged by the report issued today by the Governors Highway Safety Association, which indicated motorcyclist fatalities in the United States decreased in 2009 based on preliminary data supplied by all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

PennDOT: Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety

PennDOT today announced a new comprehensive motorcycle safety campaign, Live Free Ride Alive, as part of its continuing and aggressive effort to reduce the number of motorcycle crashes and fatalities on Pennsylvania roadways.

Governor Edward G. Rendell has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania.

California Issues New Traffic Safety Grants

Motorcycle Safety

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) today announced the award of over $67 million for 198 traffic safety grants to agencies and communities across the state.

The new grants will be used to build upon the efforts that have seen dramatic declines in deaths and injuries on California's roadways in recent years.

AMA: Proposed Motorcycle Funding Update

Motorcycle Legislation

Renewed funding for motorized trails and a ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints are included in a major federal transportation bill being considered by a key U.S. House committee, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

Mandate for Antilock Brakes on Motorcycles?

Motorcycle Safety

Recent research from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety strongly demonstrates the benefits of antilock brakes for motorcycles.

Motorcycle Industry: Ad Policy & Road Safety

Motorcycle Safety

ACEM, the Motorcycle Industry in Europe, today announced the reinforcement of its advertising policy detailing the commitment of ACEM Members to improve the road safety of motorcycle, scooter and moped riders.