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Motorcycle Crash Statistics

Doug Westly | Safety EditorDoug Westly | Safety Editor

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Ultimately, the safety of motorcycle riders and their passengers is their own responsibility. Nothing presented in the column supersedes, negates or relieves a motorcyclist and/or passenger from assumption of personal responsibility for their actions and safety.

This month I thought I would throw out some of the latest statistics. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) usually runs about a year or two behind on releasing crash information. Here are the statistics and information for 2011. There is some preliminary data available for 2012, but the 2011 information is more complete.

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NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Priorities

Doug Westly | Safety Editor

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Ultimately, the safety of motorcycle riders and their passengers is their own responsibility. Nothing presented in the column supersedes, negates or relieves a motorcyclist and/or passenger from assumption of personal responsibility for their actions and safety.

In June 2013, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its report on prioritized recommendations for improving motorcycle safety. There is a lot of information to digest in the report, and much of it is centered not on the motorcyclists themselves, but also on ancillary entities and factors that influence and/or are factors in motorcycle crashes. Full reference is provided below.

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Mtech Adventure Motorcycle Protective Jacket (Black) and Pants Waterproof

Nicky Zarras | Managing Editor

Jacket liner
Jacket liner

A new motorcycle riding apparel product line, Mtech, has made it into the United States. Mtech was founded in 2001 as an offshoot of MASTOTTO, the European leader in leather processing and production. Mtech markets an adventure series jacket and pants. It is their most successful line. It is very handsomely styled with Italian design style influence. It has 12 pockets, seven of which are waterproof. The water proof membrane and removable quilted jacket make it a very versatile suit. It comes in a gray, black and blue pattern design and the all black design which I tested. This is a very high quality unit.

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