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Archived Motorcycle Safety News: New SHARP motorcycle helmet safety comparison rating system launched in the UK | Dainese D-Air motorcycle airbag system deploys for first time in racing | Motorcycle industry pledges matching funds for new accident study | AMA releases public service announcement video to help raise awareness of motorcycles on the road; view video in Windows Media format (3.4MB) | Ducati commits to the European Road Safety Charter | Snell and FIA to release new children’s helmet safety standards | DOT reports motorcycle helmet use up from 48% of riders in 2005 to 51% in 2006, including a rise from 50% to 72% in the Western U.S.; both the Midwest and South dropped. Study only includes approved helmets | wBW Motorcycle Accident Statistics article summarizes recent NHTSA data on motorcycle accidents | New Leatt Brace neck safety brace for motorcyclists said to prevent hyperflexion |
2007: New report on motorcycle and scooter road design best practices released | BMW and KTM developing new type of spine protector for motorcyclists | wBW Knox back protector review | More motorcycle training urged (USA Today) | The smoking gun? New study says cell phone use leads to 4x higher accident rates | U.S. Congress to fund motorcycle crash study | White motorcycle helmets improve conspicuity | wBWreview of the Airetronics “air bag” vest | New European study of 921 motorcycle accidents reports on the causes and factors (Free; simple registration required) | Helmet Saves Kid’s Life
2006: Yellow Motorcycle Clothing is good | Cop’s Story a Reminder the Helmets Save Lives | Studies Support Use of Motorcycle Helmets | Rating of State Traffic Laws | Motorcycle Deaths Increase in Texas, Arkansas Following Helmet Law Repeal from U.S. Department of Transportation | Are all helmet laws illegal? Read this interesting storyabout the legality of helmet laws in California | The Most Dangerous Intersections in the U.S.A. | State motorcycle laws; a breakdown of laws regarding helmet and headlight use, highway speeds, alcohol consumption limits and more
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