Overviews

This section provides overview guides that describe, analyze and evaluate strategies and countermeasures relevant to motorcyclist safety.  What works and what does not?  What are the costs and implementation times for various countermeasures?  What research is available related to the various countermeasures. A helpful feature of most of these countermeasure overviews is the inclusion of a rating system.  Sadly, it is clear from the summaries of the research reported in the documents listed below that virtually none of the countermeasures that are implemented to reduce the number motorcyclist crashes, fatalities and injuries have been proven effective by research.

Overviews Research Studies

2015 – “Countermeasures That Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Eighth Edition, 2015, Chapter 5, Motorcycles”

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Chapter 5 is 33 pages including references that provide easy to read summaries of the research related to nine strategies in four categories. ...

2013 – “Effective Targeting of Motorcycle Safety Countermeasures in New Zealand”

The specific aims of this 93 page report were to summarize current knowledge on the effectiveness of the full range of motorcyclist safety countermeasures and to estimate the potential crash...

2012 – “Motorcycle Safety: How to Save Lives and Save Money”

National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention.  This document provides a chart (page 10) rating nine typical motorcyclist safety efforts as u...

2010 – “The Potential of Different Countermeasures in Reducing Motorcycle Fatal Crashes:  What In-Depth Studies Tell Us”

This document is a 10 page summary of a 2010 study that used in-depth studies of 182 fatal motorcycle crashes that occurred in Sweden during the period 2005-2008.  Every fatal crash was ana...

2008 – “A Guide for Addressing Collisions Involving Motorcycles, NCHRP Report 500, Vol 22”

National Cooperative Highway Research Program.  This is a 177 page guide plus extensive references which identifies eight motorcyclist safety objectives, strategies associated with each obj...

1992 – “Motorcycle Safety Literature Review 1987 – 1991”

This Australian report presents the findings and recommendation of a world-wide review of the literature in motorcyclist safety research, covering the period 1987 to 1991. The literature exa...