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On most new motorcycles, the headlights turn on as soon as the bike is started as a legal requirement. Crash injures 2 passengers in Cass Lake. When reprinting this press release as a news report, USA Today omitted the word “insurance” from the “Insurance Institute for Highway Safety”, giving a false impression the IIHS is a governmental agency, not a private nonprofit organization. We compared helmet use rates and motorcycle crash fatality risk for the 12 months before and after the April 13, , repeal with a statewide police-reported crash data set. Sixty-eight percent of the female motorcyclists who died in crashes in were passengers, and their deaths represented 92 percent of the passenger deaths.

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Furthermore, few studies have captured data across multiple phases of care e. In addition, we included a diagnosis of head injury, unspecified The proportion younger than age 20 decreased from 54 percent in to 19 percent in He says that if motorcycle racers, or even non-professional advanced riders who ride modern sport bikes near their performance limits, were approaching the limits of traction blindly, they would be like a group of blind men wandering around the top of a building, and most of them would wander off the edge and fall.

Of those, 72 percent were on minor roads. There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.


Am J Public Health. Alcohol use, driver, and crash characteristics among injured motorcycle drivers.


About half of fatally injured drivers of touring motorcycles veif of cruisers or standard motorcycles were helmeted. Traffic safety facts—motorcycle helmet use laws.

Limitations should be noted. The majority maintained private health insurance Motorcycle helmets save lives, but not limbs: A total of 37, automobile occupants were killed on U.

However, these are not routinely assessed for validity and reliability, and coding practices may not be consistent across hospitals.

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Retrieved 13 May For the head injury analysis, motorcycle riders involved in crashes and treated at hospitals, but not injured severely enough to require trauma system activation, were not included because they are not routinely captured by the MTQIP data set. Injury Severity Score—method for describing patients with multiple injuries and evaluating emergency care. First, we compared fatalities before April 13,to April 12, and after April 13,to April 12, the UHL repeal by using the police-reported crash data set.

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Other notable findings in the Hurt report quoted below were: Archived from the original Adobe PDF on We used injury date as a blocking variable to constrain linkages to records with exact matches on certain parameters e. Not all motorcycles have turn signal indicatorsor “blinkers. Skills training would seem to be the veir to reducing the KSI “killed or seriously injured” rate among motorcycle riders.

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Among fatally injured motorcycle drivers in84 percent of cruiser or standard motorcycle drivers were 30 or older, as were 96 percent of touring bike drivers. We compared helmet use rates and motorcycle crash fatality risk for the 12 fatallity before and after the April 13,repeal with a statewide police-reported crash data set.


These data include crash location and circumstances, and vehicle and operator or passenger characteristics. As unhelmeted riders are more likely than helmeted riders to be injured, crashes involving unhelmeted riders may be more likely to be included in police-reported data. This can result in a basic ABS system failing to prevent a skid when brakes are applied in a corner.

Hough has cited risk comparisons in the Hurt Report showing riders who did not receive professional or organized training, such as those who were self-taught or learned to ride from friends and family, to be two to three times higher than those who had rider training. Neurosurgical intervention was a composite measure, defined by using ICDCM codes for procedures used to treat severe brain injuries including craniotomy or craniectomy, ventriculostomy, insertion of an intracranial monitor, and use of cerebral oxygen monitoring.

The statewide fatality rate Table 1 did not change significantly following the UHL repeal 3.

A total of 4, motorcyclists died in crashes in According to the Hurt Report, most motorcycle riders in the United States would over-brake and skid the rear wheel and under-brake the front when trying to avoid a collision.