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FHA Team for Motorcycle Crash Study
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FHA Team for Motorcycle Crash Study - October 31, 2009, 12:04 PM

Researchers at Oklahoma State University (OSU) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHA) are partnering for an ambitious new study of motorcycle crashes. The last motorcycle crash study took place in 1981.
Despite years of steadily improving highway safety and roadway fatalities at historic lows, motorcycle riders remain one of the highest-risk groups on America's roads, according to an OSU release about the study. Nearly 5,300 motorcycle riders died in roadway crashes in 2008, accounting for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, while 96,000 were injured.
Researchers will evaluate data from hundreds of motorcycle crashes to help identify common factors, including road configurations, environmental conditions and rider experience. The study's focus is to look at how these factors may be affected by countermeasures that, if effectively implemented, will help prevent motorcycle crashes or lessen the harm when they occur.
OSU's Oklahoma Transportation Center is one of the U.S. Department of Transportation's 10 National University Transportation Centers. The study is required under legislation signed by President Bush in 2005 that allotted $244.1 billion for roads, public transportation and safety measures.
"The announcement that the full study will now begin is great news," says the AMA's Ed Moreland, vice president for government relations. "While the study will take years to complete, it promises to offer up information that will allow for the creation of effective countermeasures to make the roads safer for all of us."
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