Insurance Industry Involvement
Enforcement & Adjudication
Traffic Safety Community
Highway safety organizations throughout the United States, public
and private, place less emphasis on motorcycle safety when compared
with other modes of transportation.
Little attention is paid at any level to the impact overall traffic
safety has on motorcycle safety.
The emphasis on motorcycle safety is placed on helmet
usage and laws.
Funding for other motorcycle safety issues is very limited.
Highway safety publications and public education campaigns
rarely focus on motorcycle safety issues.
WE WANT TO BE
Greater emphasis on motorcycle safety by United States highway safety
organizations can advance motorcycle safety efforts in a number
of key ways:
Funding for motorcycle safety programs should be increased.
Motorcycle safety programs should be more widely publicized
TO GET THERE
To give motorcycle safety efforts a new legitimacy and urgency,
key leaders in the traffic safety community must be well informed
about pertinent issues to help those involved in promoting motorcycle
safety receive greater support.
Key leaders in the traffic safety community and the motorcycle
community can champion motorcycle safety efforts by working with
the appropriate highway safety decision-makers. These efforts
should lead to a comprehensive application to promote motorcycle
safety that can be applied nationwide.
Develop cooperative arrangements between motorcycle safety advocates
and the media to increase publicity surrounding the issue of motorcycle
safety and increase public awareness of drivers responsibility
to detect and avoid motorcycles (see Motorist
Awareness, page 31).