According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 5,579 motorcyclists died in traffic crashes in 2020—an 11 percent increase from 2019—accounting for 14 percent of all fatalities that year.
In our webinar, we will shine a light on the action needed to implement proven, effective countermeasures that will advance safety for motorcyclists. We will look at motorcycle safety through the lens of Protecting Vulnerable Road Users through a Safe System Approach, one of the NTSB’s most wanted transportation safety improvements. We will discuss NTSB crash investigations and safety recommendations, and experts will discuss the vehicle design and technology for both motorcycles and passenger vehicles, infrastructure needs, driver training, required protective gear, and safe driving and riding practices. Our goal will be to articulate the improvement of motorcycle safety through a holistic, Safe System Approach.
NTSB Safety Advocacy Division Chief Nicholas Worrell will moderate the webinar, and panelists will include:
Eric Emery, Chief, Safety Research Division, NTSB
Chanyoung Lee, Program Director, University of South Florida
Mark Bloschock, Technical Advisor, VRX Inc.
Brittany Young, Motorcycle Safety Advocate, B-360
Youth Motorcycle Safety Advocates
May is Motorcycle Safety Month, a time when we traditionally focus on countermeasures that can improve rider safety. The Safe System approach does that, but it also considers factors in crash causation and crash outcomes ranging from the built environment to post-crash care. We hope you will join us to learn more about what we can all do to improve safety for motorcyclists.
Read NTSB Motorcycle Safety Recommendations
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