WASHINGTON (Aug. 30, 2018) — Safety issues surrounding the causes of motorcycle crashes, and the prevention of crashes through better integration of motorcycles in crash warning and prevention systems and the use of advanced braking and stability control systems, are the subject of a National Transportation Safety Board meeting scheduled for Sept. 11, 2018.
During the meeting, scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, staff from the Office of Research and Engineering and the Office of Highway Safety will present findings and recommendations from the safety report on select risk factors associated with the causes of motorcycle crashes to the five-member board.
Motorcyclists have the highest risk of death of all motor vehicle users, representing 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2016 while accounting for less than one percent of all vehicle miles traveled. This compelled the NTSB to analyze the latest data available for identifying and assessing the causes of motorcycle crashes and to evaluate the need for motorcycle safety improvements.
The NTSB does not typically investigate motorcycle crashes; however, it conducted a motorcycle safety forum in 2006 and in 2007 issued recommendations from that forum. It has been more than 10 years since the NTSB has issued new recommendations to help reduce motorcycle crashes and improve safety.
WHO: Office of Research and Engineering staff and NTSB board members
WHAT: Board Meeting
WHERE: NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 420 10th St., SW Washington
WHEN: Sept. 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m. (media covering the event are asked to be in place not later than 9:15 a.m. on the day of the event)
The board meeting is open to the public and may be viewed via webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/ shortly before the start of the meeting.