Helmets and antilock brakes make riding less dangerous.
December 19, 2013
Study looks at at on-road ATV crashes
All-terrain vehicles are made for off-road use, but large numbers of people take them on public roads, where they are generally prohibited.
May 30, 2013
Older motorcyclists have higher injury risk
When older motorcyclists crash, they are nearly 3 times as likely as younger riders to be seriously injured, a new study published in Injury Prevention indicates.
IIHS petitions for ABS on all motorcycles
As antilock brakes become available on more and more bikes, the technology continues to prove its worth in preventing motorcycle crashes and fatalities.
Weaker helmet law means bigger injury claims
The average insurance payment on a motorcycle injury claim rose substantially in Michigan after the state weakened its helmet use law to exempt most riders last year.
May 31, 2012
Michigan repeals helmet mandate
In a step backward for motorcycle safety, Michigan abandons its longstanding helmet requirement.
Newly insured riders benefit from ABS
Antilock brakes cut crashes for motorcyclists of all abilities, but new riders seem to benefit the most, an analysis of insurance claims shows.
July 19, 2011
New labels for motorcycle helmets
New labeling requirements for motorcycle helmets should make it harder to sell flimsy novelty headgear.
September 28, 2010
Motorcycle antilocks lower crash risk, despite government claims in a poorly designed study
March 31, 2010
Mandatory training courses for motorcyclists don't reduce crashes
Motorcycle antilocks are safety pluses
Wearing a helmet reduces injuries, based on analysis of insurance claims for medical costs
Survey of motorcyclists focuses on travel patterns, crash involvement, helmet use, and other aspects of cycling and safety
September 17, 2009
Crash deaths continue to decline, though deaths of motorcyclists keep bucking the overall trend
November 25, 2008
Motorcyclists died in record numbers in 2007, while deaths in passenger vehicles fell to the lowest toll ever recorded
October 22, 2008
Antilock brakes on motorcycles reduce both crash frequencies and deaths
September 11, 2007
Helmets are key to reversing growing trend of rider deaths
May 12, 2007
Closer look at the crash toll
November 21, 2006
Fatality Facts: Crash deaths went up among motorcyclists, down among teenagers in 2005
September 28, 2005
Weakening Florida's helmet use law has resulted in more cyclist deaths
August 1, 2004
Highway safety update: Laws in Tennessee and Louisiana strengthened; effects of Florida's weakened helmet law measured
February 7, 2004
Highway safety update: Motorcyclist deaths in Germany, red light cameras in North Carolina, and phone use in Michigan
September 25, 2003
State legislative update: highway safety laws in some states are beefed up, but Pennsylvania's helmet law is weakened
August 17, 2002
Motorcycle deaths in South Dakota cluster around rally in August
March 16, 2002
Some state licensing and DUI/DWI laws have been strengthened, but no safety belt laws have been changed to primary
January 12, 2002
Motorcycle deaths go up when states abandon or roll back mandatory helmet use laws
December 20, 2000
Ratings based on likelihood laws will enhance traffic safety by influencing driver behavior
April 4, 1998
Helmets prevent rider deaths and serious brain injuries
Helmet saves rider's life
Motorcycle helmet laws in danger of repeal in many states
February 3, 1996
Incentives to enact helmet laws also killed by Congress
January 14, 1995
Fewer motorcycle deaths under California helmet use law
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