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Motorcyclist Fatalities, Injuries Decline in 2013


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes declined by 6.4 percent from 2012 to 2013, and the number injured dropped 5.4 percent. In 2013, 4,668 motorcyclist fatalities were reported, down 318 from the 4,986 in 2012. Similarly, 88,000 “occupants” were reported to have been injured in motorcycle crashes in 2013, down from ...

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Kansas Community College is First to Implement New MSF Basic RiderCourse


The updated Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse was launched in a Kansas suburb over the weekend as the next phase in motorcycle rider training. Johnson County Community College became the first site to use the new Basic RiderCourse that now includes online training, greater emphasis on rider behavior, and additional focus on emergency responses in real-world traffic. One of the ...

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MSF Basic eCourse Offers Online Training for Potential and Current Motorcyclists


The new Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic eCourse is now available for $19.99 on MSF’s homepage and is designed to promote lifelong learning in a convenient, informative online format. The interactive three-hour MSF Basic eCourse incorporates photos, graphics, video and more to provide participants with the basics of motorcycling with emphasis on personal safety and responsibility. The MSF Basic eCourse can ...

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Motorcycle Industry Council Gives Support to Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Research


Motorcycle Industry Council staff shared news about its involvement in groundbreaking vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology research at a special event on May 23, 2013, at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is one of the first research institutions to include motorcycles in a vehicle-to-vehicle study—a study that is now in the early engineering stages and ...

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Hosts Awareness Event


The Motorcycle Safety Foundation hosted media and guests at a special event on May 23, 2013, spotlighting the millions of dollars it has invested in research and providing an update on the MSF 100 Motorcyclists Naturalistic Study. The front parking lot of the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California, was filled with a staged intersection, complete with a working prop ...

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Allstate Aims to Improve Motorcycle Safety with Interactive Rider Risk Map

Allstate Map

Allstate says that three motorcyclists are killed at intersections every day in this country. Last year, Allstate Motorcycle asked its Facebook fans to help spread the message by identifying dangerous intersections for riders. More than 1,500 people answered the call, giving Allstate a wealth of useful information to help prevent motorcycle crashes. Allstate used those responses to create the Rider ...

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Releases 'Motorcycle Pilot' Video


What do airplanes and motorcycles have in common? More than you may think, according to instructor pilot and motorcyclist Major James Boddy. The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has released a new public service announcement featuring Major Boddy, in which he cites the many parallels between taking to the air and taking to the road. Some of the common themes mentioned are ...

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California Highway Patrol Spells Out Lane Splitting Guidelines


The California Highway Patrol recently released specific guidelines for motorcycle lane splitting, which refers to the process of a motorcyclist riding between lanes of stopped or slower moving traffic, or moving between lanes to the front of traffic stopped at a traffic light. This practice is not illegal in California when done in a safe and prudent manner. The CHP ...

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Video Illustrates the Benefits of Personal Protective Gear

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has released a new safety video highlighting the importance of motorcycle riders and their passengers wearing personal protective gear. “Fool’s Gear, Cool Gear,” based on the MSF’s popular safety poster of the same name, communicates a serious message in an entertaining manner. Fun, informative and visually striking, the video takes viewers on a guided tour from ...

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