March 6, 12:00PM (EST)

Toward zero deaths: Who needs to do the heavy lifting? (Motorcycle Crash Trend in Florida)

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle fatalities in the U.S. have increased more than 40 percent in the past decade. In 2011, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 17 percent of all occupant fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured. Motorcycles made up 3 percent of all registered vehicles in the United States in 2011. In 2011, 451 motorcyclists were killed in Florida, which represents 9.8 percent of motorcycle fatalities in the entire U.S. This number (451 fatalities) also represents 18.8 percent of traffic fatalities for the State of Florida. “Toward Zero Deaths” became a national traffic safety vision to improve traffic safety in general. This vision is to be data-driven and incorporates education, enforcement, engineering, and emergency medical services. From the statistics, it is obvious that motorcycle safety is an important matter to accomplish the vision. Florida’s growing rider population and popularity with motorcycle enthusiasts makes motorcycle safety an important issue for the State. The presentation will review motorcycle crash trends from the past decade and will discuss potential countermeasures. View Handout

Presenter: Dr. Chanyoung Lee, AICP, PTP, Senior Research Associate, ITS, Traffic Operations & Safety Program, Center for Urban Transportation Research


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