National Transportation Safety Board Safety Recommendation: H-07-38

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is concerned about motorcycle safety and the growing number of riders that have been killed or injured in motorcycle crashes. To better understand the reasons behind these increasing numbers, the NTSB held a public forum in September 2006. The forum focused on a number of areas in which motorcycle safety improvements are promising, including motorcycle helmet usage. This safety recommendation is derived from NTSB's findings related to motorcycle helmet effectiveness and universal helmet laws. The NTSB makes the following recommendation to the three States with no motorcycle helmet laws (Illinois, Iowa, and New Hampshire): (H-07-38) Require that all persons shall wear a Department of Transportation Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218-compliant motorcycle helmet while riding (operating), or as a passenger on any motorcycle.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 13p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01095895
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 1 2008 8:21AM