NTSB Press Release

National Transportation Safety Board
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NTSB Vice Chairman invited to speak at PA press conference in support of motorcycle safety

May 20, 2011

WASHINGTON Vice Chairman Christopher Hart will join Pennsylvania State Rep. Dan Frankel at a press conference on Monday, May 23rd, at 11:00 am, in the Media Center of the State Capital Building, 3rd Street and Commonwealth Avenue, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. State Rep. Dan Frankel will introduce new motorcycle helmet legislation and has invited Vice Chairman Christopher Hart to participate in the announcement.

In 2009, there were 4,400 deaths as the result of a motorcycle accident. Motorcycle fatalities account for 13 percent of highway deaths, while motorcycles represent only 3 percent of vehicles on the road. The NTSB's State Most Wanted List has consistently recommended that States pass laws to require everyone aboard a motorcycle be required to wear a helmet that complies with DOT's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218.

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