According to the National Conference of State Legislatures*, “motorcycle deaths account for 13 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities, even though motorcycles were only 3 percent of all registered vehicles in 2009.” The Colorado Dept of Transportation has started a new motorcycle safety program called Live to Ride. The program emphasizes proper training for motorcyclists, the importance of riding sober, and the use of proper protective gear. This year the program has published its first annual report, which you can view online or in print from our library. CDOT’s goal is to see more motorcyclists live to ride another day.
*Info from NCSL Legisbrief, February 2011.