According to a December 2008 article in the Associated Press, the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (a.k.a the “MSF”) in conjunction with the Los Angles Police Department will be summarizing and statistically analyzing bike crash data in the southern California area. This comprehensive study has been designed to advance the science of motorcycle safety.
The last study of this kind was conducted - believe in or not - back in 1981. Much has changed in the nearly 30 years since the “Hurt Study.” Back then, the average biker was in his late 20s; today, the typical motorcyclist is 42 years old. There are also millions more active bikers on the road today than there were in 1981.
Individuals spearheading the motorcycle crash causation study - including Doug Hecox of the Federal Highway Administration and Tim Buchee, the President of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation - suggest that the study will help manufacturers, sellers, and traffic engineers figure out how to reduce bike fatalities on the road and make California’s highways safer for everyone.
It is crucial that the MSF works to keep motorcyclists safe. Even though a motorcycle can be tested in crash studies for defects or other problematic issues, those who purchase a motorcycle in California may encounter defective parts due to the negligence of manufacturers or the individual or company that sold the vehicle.
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