Motorcycle Safety - 5-Year PlanNovember 29, 2021 | Category: Motorcycle Accidents | Share
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a five-year safety plan in May 2019 addressing motorcycle safety issues on our highways, following motorcycle fatalities reaching their highest levels in more than 35 years.
There are unique risk factors in motorcycle crashes identified by the plan which include:
- Lack of external protection/enclosed vehicle structure
- No airbags or seat belts for internal restraint
- Speed and acceleration differences from other vehicles
- Instability of a two-wheeled vehicle
- More likely to be thrown from the vehicle
The NHTSA plan identifies elements of an education campaign including a share the road campaign for other motorists to increase their awareness of motorcyclists. It also recommends the following:
- Educate motorcycle riders about motion camouflage and how to avoid “look but didn’t see” errors.
- Increase the awareness of motorists on the need to provide additional distance when following a motorcycle – for instance, when a cyclist downshifts to slow the bike, that action may not result in a brake signal.
- Increase all travelers’ awareness of the dangers of road debris for riders. Even something as seemingly minor as slippery grass clippings can result in a motorcycle losing traction.
The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the NHTSA report there were 516 motorcycle deaths last year. The Florida Highway Patrol reported in 2021 that between March 23rd to April 15th at least five motorcyclists were tragically killed in motorcycle/vehicle accidents in the Jacksonville area. Florida is the most dangerous state in the nation for motorcycle riders.
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