Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Scientist Michael Manser was recently appointed to the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation’s (TDLR’s) Motorcycle Safety Advisory Board. The advisory board provides technical knowledge and industry expertise to the TDLR about motorcycle rider training and education. With over 19 years of professional experience in the area of […]
Improving transportation safety for Texans is a goal long shared by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). In 2015, three projects are continuing that tradition of making the roadways in the Lone Star State safer for everyone. TTI Develops Assessment Methodology for Rural Texas Armed with a new […]
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s Look Learn Live motorcycle safety program is conducting a survey on reasons why riders do and do not wear protective gear. If you have a moment, please take the survey which will ask you about your riding history and gear use. The purpose of the study is to develop recommendations […]
May marks the start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month when drivers of all other vehicles and all road users are reminded to safely “share the road” with motorcyclists, and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Consider these facts: In 2012, motorcyclists accounted for 14% of all traffic-related deaths in Texas. 460 motorcyclists […]
An entire session of the annual Traffic Safety Conference was dedicated to motorcycle safety this year in addition to related remarks made during the conference’s opening session.
Sixteen percent of all vehicle fatalities in Texas involve motorcyclists, according to David Strickland, the administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A recently licensed motorcyclist himself, Strickland was a speaker during the opening session of the 4th annual Traffic Safety Conference in San Antonio this summer. “I love motorcyclists and I love motorcycling, […]