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Drinking, Riding, and Prevention: A Focus Group Study. (posted 02-25-03)
Alcohol is a major contributor to motorcycle crashes and the resulting injuries and fatalities. NHTSA conducted this focus group study to assess motorcyclists' attitudes and beliefs about drinking and riding. Special emphasis was placed on obtaining rider opinions on what strategies would be most effective in curbing drinking and riding. This report presents those findings.

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Impaired Motorcycle Riding: What Motorcyclists Think About Alcohol and Motorcycling PDF Version (Posted 6/27/01)
This paper reports on focus groups conducted in 1994 among motorcycle riders who admitted to riding after drinking alcoholic beverages.  At that time, available data indicated that alcohol-related fatalities had declined for passenger car drivers, but similar reductions had not occurred for motorcycle operators.  The purpose for conducting the focus groups was to obtain insight on why alcohol-related fatalities had not declined among motorcycle operators, so that the information could be used to design appropriate approaches for reducing this problem.

Impaired Motorcycle Riding: Law Enforcement Officers Focus Group Results PDF Version (Posted 6/27/01)
This paper presents the results of focus groups conducted in 1994 with law enforcement representatives in two sites.  At that time, available data indicated that alcohol-related fatalities had declined for passenger car drivers, but similar reductions had not occurred for motorcycle operators.  The purpose for conducting the focus groups was to obtain law enforcement insight on why alcohol-related fatalities had not declined among motorcycle operators and determine the role of law enforcement in reducing alcohol-related crashes among motorcyclists.

These materials addressing the need to avoid riding while impaired include two brochures, two posters, ad slicks and envelope stuffers. One set of materials - You're Not a Kid Anymore - targets motorcyclists under age 25 and explains the need to avoid impaired riding within the context of responsibilities to family and self. The other set of materials - Straight Down the Road - targets a general motorcycling audience, and discusses the excitement of owning a motorcycle and the consequence of riding while impaired.

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Motor Vehicle Insurance in the United States. (posted 03/07/03)
Motor Vehicle insurance pays for many of the medical and work losses resulting from highway crashes. Insurance information is critical to understanding crash costs and who pays them. This report focuses on motorcycle insurance and summarizes the availability of insurance coverage for motorcyclists, the costs of insurance for motorcyclists, and the similarities and differences between motorcycle and other private passenger vehicle coverage.

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