Because motorcycle accidents continue to end lives and devastate families, numerous safety and advocacy organizations continue to stress the dangers involved and promote awareness.
One example of an organization created to promote motorcycle safety and actively reduce motorcycle injuries on the road is the California Motorcycle Safety Program. The CMSP is primarily funded by California’s motorcyclists through a $2 fee from each new and renewed motorcycle registration in the state. The California Highway Patrol administers this legislatively-mandated program.
As of July 1, 2001, more than 200,000 motorcycle riders have been trained by the program’s California Motorcycle Training network. The program began operating publicly in July 1987. Since 1986, the number of annual motorcycle fatalities has dropped over 70 percent, and motorcycle accidents also have declined more than 70 percent.
For more information, check out our Motorcycle Injury & Safety Links section.