Motorcycle Wrecks up 52 Percent
News from SurfKY News:

FRANKFORT, KY (6/24/12) – The recent spike in motorcycle crashes has KSP and first responders looking for opportunities to reach out to the motoring public.  They got that chance today during the agency’s fifth annual ‘Motorcycle Safety Day’ event in Frankfort.  There was no finger pointing, but an emphatic message was given to both drivers and riders for the need to ‘Share the Road’.

KSP Spokesperson Lt. David Jude said motorcycle crashes are up…………… continues on SurfKY News

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Safety programs, not mandates, work best
News from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

A recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention claimed that annual cost savings in states with universal motorcycle helmet laws were nearly four times greater than in states without universal helmet laws. Unfortunately, the CDC conclusions were not based on independently sourced figures but rather data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (a longtime proponent of universal helmet laws), including a discredited 2010 report on the economic costs saved by motorcycle helmet use.

For many years, my organization has strongly encouraged the voluntary use by adult riders of helmets certified by their manufacturers to meet the U.S. Department of Transportation standard as part of a comprehensive motorcycle safety program to help reduce injuries and fatalities in the event of a motorcycle crash.

However, helmet mandates are not the solution because helmets do not prevent crashes. The American Motorcyclist Association believes that comprehensive motorcycle safety…………… continues on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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