The following press release was issued by GHSA and shows that despite various groups trying to increase motorcycle safety and awareness, there was no decrease in motorcycle fatalities during 2011. I find this very disappointing, but not unexpected. Vrumble
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A report released today by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) finds that no progress was made in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011. Based upon preliminary data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities remained at about 4,500 in 2011, the same level as 2010. Meanwhile, earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration projected that overall motor vehicle fatalities declined 1.7 percent in 2011, reaching their lowest level since 1949. Motorcycle deaths remain one of the few areas in highway safety where progress is not being made.
The new report — the first state-by-state look at motorcycle fatalities occurring in 2011 —…
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