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First motorcycle crash causation study in 30 years proceeds with diminished funding

October 14, 2009 | 10:16 pm

Motorcyclecrash When the National Transportation Safety Board released its fatalities report last month, the news was mixed. Overall traffic deaths were down for 2008, but motorcycle fatalities were up for the 11th year in a row. Motorcyclists now account for 14% of all roadway fatalities, even though they make up less than 1% of vehicles miles traveled. A new motorcycle crash causation study will try to find out why... To read the L.A. Now post about the first in-depth motorcycle crash study to be conducted in in the U.S. in 30 years, click here.

-- Susan Carpenter

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