I came to the realization that riders have the expertise and could band together and resolve many of the issues. That is the purpose of this web site and request for volunteers.
Currently the Motorcycle Safety Foundation is considering support for this effort.
Totally missing from the above list is improving the riding environment. The root causes of many accidents are:
- white/yellow road marking lines
- tar snakes
- railroad crossings
- toll gates
- sewer covers
Highway characteristics which are deadly to motorcyclists have gotten worse instead of improving. There is no excuse for our unsafe highways as each hazard can be practically and economically improved. It would appear that no one is watching our backs. Recommendations have gone unheeded by local, state and federal agencies.This web site is designed to take an aggressive approach at fixing these unsafe issues, currently scheduled to kick-off in February 2009. According to Europe's "Motorcycle Accidents In-Depth Study" (MAIDS) indicate that many motorcycle accidents are the result of the highway infrastructure.
The proposed approach to improve these unsafe conditions are:
-Obtain testimonials from injured riders
-Scientifically obtain objective evidence of slippery tar snakes and lines
-Obtain damage cost data from insurance companies
-Research and propose practical and cost effective solutions
-Present the above information and solutions to Federal, State and Local highway agencies
-Work with agencies, interested groups, govenrment officials, voters, etc. to CAUSE change!
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