NTSB Sets Sept. 11 Meeting on Motorcycle Safety

While the safety board doesn't typically investigate motorcycle crashes, it conducted a motorcycle safety forum in 2006 and issued recommendations from that forum two years later. It has been more than 10 years since NTSB has issued new recommendations to help reduce motorcycle crashes and improve safety.

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet Sept. 11 in Washington, D.C., to discuss motorcycle crash risks and crash prevention through better integration of motorcycles in crash warning and prevention systems and the use of advanced braking and stability control systems.

NTSB announced Aug. 30 that, during the meeting, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m., staffers from its Office of Research and Engineering and the Office of Highway Safety will present to the board findings and recommendations from a safety report on select risk factors associated with the causes of motorcycle crashes.

"Motorcyclists have the highest risk of death of all motor vehicle users, representing 14 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2016 while accounting for less than one percent of all vehicle miles traveled," NTSB's announcement said, adding that these facts "compelled the NTSB to analyze the latest data available for identifying and assessing the causes of motorcycle crashes and to evaluate the need for motorcycle safety improvements."

While the safety board doesn't typically investigate motorcycle crashes, it conducted a motorcycle safety forum in 2006 and issued recommendations from that forum two years later. It has been more than 10 years since NTSB has issued new recommendations to help reduce motorcycle crashes and improve safety.

The board meeting will take place in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, 420 10th St. SW. It is open to the public and may be viewed via webcast. A link for the webcast will be available at http://ntsb.capitolconnection.org/ shortly before the start of the meeting.

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