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Motorcycle Safety

Motorcycle safety stakeholders, including OTS, CHP, Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and other representatives of the SHSP “Motorcycles” Challenge Area have proposed new actions in the effort to reduce motorcycle collisions, injuries and fatalities. Activities include, enhancing the motorcycle safety awareness component in driver education courses, encouraging the use of proper protective equipment for riders, outreach to un-endorsed motorcycle owners offering “refresher” rider training courses, consideration of motorcycle safety in roadway design.

MOTORCYCLE SAFETY PROGRAM AREA GOALS

  • Reduce the number of motorcyclists killed in traffic collisions
  • Reduce the number of motorcyclists injured in traffic collisions
  • Reduce the number of motorcyclists killed in alcohol-involved collisions
  • Reduce the number of motorcyclists injured in alcohol-involved collisions

2015 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

California Motorcyclists Safety Program
Motorcycle-involved fatal and injury collisions within CHP jurisdictions throughout the state. This grant included concentrated enforcement, public education campaigns, and motorcycle safety, outreach, and educational efforts. Motorcycle safety awareness media campaign public service announcements were aired on radio stations and displayed at cinemas and social media sites statewide. A total of 89 Motorcycle Safety and Road Sharing presentations were conducted, impacting approximately 92,712 people.