MWL Webinar A Safe System Approach to Motorcycle Safety


NTSB MWL Webinar: A Safe System Approach to Motorcycle Safety

On May 11, from 1:00 PM-2:30 PM (Eastern), we will be hosting an NTSB Most Wanted List (MWL) Webinar, A Safe System Approach to Motorcycle Safety.  

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 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 be looking at motorcycle safety through the lens of the Safe System Approach, a safety improvement on the NTSB’s MWL. We will discuss NTSB crash investigations and safety recommendations, the role of vehicle design and technology for both motorcycles and passenger vehicles, infrastructure needs, driver training, required protective gear, and safe driving and riding practices. 

Board Member Tom Chapman will provide opening remarks, and we will hear from the following experts in motorcycle safety:

  • Mike Fox--Senior Highway Crash Investigator, NTSB
  • Lee Parks--President, Total Control Training
  • Michael Sayre--Director of Government Relations, American Motorcyclist Association
  • Eric Teoh--Director of Statistical Services, Insurance Instit​ute for Highway Safety
  • Guan Xu, PE--Highway Engineer, Federal Highway Administration

May is Motorcycle Safety Month, a time to focus on the dangers posed to motorcyclists on our roadways. We hope you will join us to learn more about what we can all do to improve safety for this vulnerable road user. 

Watch this webinar on the NTSB YouTube Channel​