The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says motorcycle fatalities now account for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities and, in 2007 alone, the number of motorcycle riders or passengers killed on the nation?s roads increased 6.6 percent over the previous year.
To address these challenges, Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters announced the launch of new advertisements that focus on motorcycle safety and drunken driving. They can be viewed here.
NHTSA collects crash statistics annually from 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to produce annual reports on fatalities and injuries. Click here to view the 2007 report in its entirety.