On average, a motorcyclist dies in a crash on Texas roads every day. To mark Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in May – and to remember the 455 motorcyclists lost in crashes last year – the Texas Department of Transportation is launching its “Share the Road: Look Twice for Motorcycles” campaign. “Motorcycles can be difficult to […]
Demanding a Recount on Motorcycle Crashes
NCHRP Project 08-81, Improving the Quality of Motorcycle Travel Data Collection, tasked TTI with reviewing current traffic detection methods, investigating new technologies and reporting on which count motorcycles the best.
Motorcycle Fatalities Focus of Safety Experts
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, […]
High Crash Rates Among Hispanics and Military Prompt Study
TTI’s Center for Transportation Safety is beginning to examine the reasons why two distinct population groups — Hispanics and U.S. military personnel — are experiencing above-average crash rates.
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