Motorcycles

Information related to motorcycles.

READING - IIHS Status Report, March 31, 2010

IIHS LogoVolume 45, Number 3 of the IIHS Status Report looks at two subjects in this issue, motorcycles and graduated licensing of new drivers. For motorcyclists, the wearing of helmets, the use of anti-lock brakes and the fact that mandatory training for new drivers does not seem to reduce crash rates form the bulk of the content.

NEWS - Coroner Looks at Motorcycle Fatalities

Motorcycle CrashThe province of BC saw 286 motorcycle-related deaths on our highways between 2000 and 2007. As a result, the BC Coroner's Service convened a Death Review Panel to examine the increasing frequency of serious collisions. The panel has also made recommendations to prevent loss of life in similar circumstances.

VIDEO - No Place to Race

video iconThis YouTube video by South Australia's Motorcycle Accident Commission nicely illustrates the hazards of racing your motorcycle on the streets instead of the track.

READING - International Motorcycle Symposium 2009

Motorcycle GraphicRealizing the disproportionate involvement of motorcycles in collisions, the accident research department of the German Insurance Association (UDV) and the German Road Safety Council (DVR) organized an International Motorcycle Symposium.

Motorcycles and HOV Lanes

Bus Lane Only SignI ride a motorcycle and find that some HOV lanes allow motorcycles and some do not. It is frustrating to pass the non-HOV entrance to a roadway only to find that the HOV lane entrance does not permit motorcycles. Can it be changed so that motorcycles are permitted to use all HOV lanes and entrances, in particular that one as I commute over that bridge daily?

BULLETIN - BC Motorcycle Inspections

Ministry of Transportation logoCommercial Vehicle Safety & Enforcement is aware of provincial vehicle inspections being conducted on manufactured Restricted Use Motorcycles (RUM). These vehicles are identified as vehicle type ‘RUM’ on the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) compliance label.

VIDEO - Bugs (The Norwegian Motorcycle Union)

VideoWe are small, but we are not bugs! is a video produced by the Norwegian Motorcycle Union. It highlights the fact that 8 out of 10 collisions occur when the driver of the other vehicle involved failed to see the motorcycle.

VIDEO - Take Longer to Look for Bikes

VideoEven at the best of times, motorcycles may be hard to see in traffic. This video is an excellent example of a driver who looks but fails to see a motorcycle approaching an intersection.

VIDEO - Great Roads, Great Rides 2

VideoThe British Highways Agency has produced a 14 minute video titled "Great Roads, Great Rides 2." It is designed to put you on the bike, inside the helmet and close to the road, in order to teach you to identify hazards and 'read the road'. The rider in the video is Glenn Julian, a professional motorcyclist.

READING - A Guide for Addressing Collisions Involving Motorcycles

NCHRP LogoGoal 11 in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan is to improve motorcycle safety and increase motorcycle awareness; that is, the awareness by highway agencies of the unique characteristics of motorcycles and their needs on the roadway.

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