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.