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Lifesavers 2009 Conference Presentations

March 23, 2009

Lifesavers 2009 Conference Presentations

March 29- April 1, 2009

Nashville, Tennessee

Motorcycle related presentations only:

Motorcycles and Enforcement

[New York State Checkpoints] -Halvorsen (PDF 3.7MB)

Motorcycle Safety Research

[Effects of Alcohol on Motorcycle Riding Skills] -Creaser (PDF 589KB)

[Effectiveness of motorcycle antilock braking systems (ABS) in reducing fatal crashes] -Teoh (PDF 233KB)

Other Highway Safety Priorities

[Increasing Proper Licensure among Motorcycle Riders] -Krajewski (PDF 19KB)

[Reducing Alcohol & Other Impairment among Motorcycle Riders] -Castrillon (PDF 227KB)

[Cooperative Agreement Between United States of America, Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Innocorp, Ltd. Program Evalution: Social marketing Initiative to Stop Impaired Motorcycle Operation]- Aguilar1 (PDF 254KB)

[Project Green-Yellow-Red Plan Supplemental Information]- Aguilar2 (PDF 2.5MB)

Strengthening Motorcycle Helmet Safety Regulations- not available



Lifesavers 2009 Conference

Nashville, TennesseeMarch 29 to April 1, 2009


Criminal Justice

Motorcycles and Enforcement [no description]


Data and Research Track Workshop Descriptions

Motorcycle Safety Research

Motorcycle deaths continue to rise even as deaths involving other vehicles decline. What’s happening and what can be done? This workshop will describe research on motorcyclist impairment at varying alcohol doses, the effects of motorcycle anti-lock brakes on fatal crashes, and the relationship between motorcyclist fatality rates and mandatory helmet use laws.


Other Highway Safety Priorities Track Workshops

Reducing Alcohol & Other Impairment among Motorcycle Riders

Motorcycles and alcohol are a deadly mix. Although some progress has been made in this area, the fatality numbers continue to be unacceptably high. This workshop will present information on the new “Riders Helping Riders” peer-to-peer intervention training program, the results of the “Green-Yellow-Red” social marketing campaign to increase awareness about the dangers of drinking and riding, and some exemplary programs that incorporated motorcycle-specific activities into to the 2008 Crackdown.

Strengthening Motorcycle Helmet Safety Regulations

Research shows that using a DOT compliant helmet can significantly reduce the risk of serious and fatal head injury in the event of a motorcycle crash. Yet many riders today use non-compliant helmets. Efforts to increase the use of DOT compliant helmets will be discussed, including NHTSA’s recent proposal to strengthen the labeling requirement for the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard on motorcycle helmets. Additional topics will include the findings of a Maryland State Chief Medical Examiner study on the involvement of non-compliant motorcycle helmets in fatal crashes, and the results of the reenactment of the Universal helmet law in Louisiana.

Increasing Proper Licensure among Motorcycle Riders

About 25%of all motorcycle operators killed in traffic crashes are not properly licensed to operate a motorcycle. The licensing process can assist program managers in problem analysis by providing a more accurate understanding of exposure and the relationship to riding experience and the riding population. This workshop will highlight successful state programs that have been effective in identifying improperly licensed motorcyclists, including cross-cutting programs that integrate data systems from different state agencies, such as the programs in Maryland and Washington.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Frank H. Arvay permalink
    October 19, 2009 1:55 pm

    I called awhile back asking to get a certificate for attending the 2009 conference. I was told it would be e-mailed to me. I have not received it yet.

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