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Most people call our subject “Motorcycle Safety Awareness.” We call it “Motorcycle Danger Awareness.”

The Purpose of this Reference Page:
– To gather scientifically accurate information about the danger of motorcycling
– To educate the public about the danger
– To advocate for actions that will reduce the danger.

 

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The Synopsis Page: Please look here for important documents that include data analysis.

 
 
 
 

David Hough
Pronounced “Huff” – Articles by AMA Hall of Famer David L. Hough

 
 
 

The 1st of Four Myths Debunked:
1. False: Beginners who don’t have a motorcycle endorsement make up most of the fatality count.
The Truth: Beginners are a small percent of the fatality cases. Almost all fatality counts involved motorcycle drivers who had a motorcycle endorsement and motorcycling experience. Learn about the Problem with Driver Status and Endorsement Compliance
as a Countermeasure to the Danger of Motorcycling

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HELMETS Reference Page, understanding why helmets don’t reduce chance of fatality as much as we wish.
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HELMET Efficacy for reducing Fatalities Page, understanding why helmets don’t reduce chance of fatality as much as we wish.

 
 
 

1. State Motorcycle Safety Administrators Spotlight Articles:

A. It is Time to Change Rider Education to Focus on Mental Qualities, Emphasizing Respect and Judgment

Unabridged Version: It is Time to Change Rider Education to Focus on Mental Qualities, Emphasizing Respect and Judgment

B. “How Countermeasures Can Mask the Danger of Motorcycling” Page 6 Article SMSA Winter 2016-2017 Newsletter

C. “Modeling the Societal Danger and Driver Danger for Motorcycles on Public Roadways,” Cover Article SMSA Fall 2016 Newsletter

 

2. Using “Statement” because “Explanation” to separate the Truth from Truthy!

 

3. Shifting to the New “Better Motorcycling” Paradigm, A Short Slide Presentation

 

4. The NMI-System for Reducing Motorcycle Driver Fatalities and the The NMI Motorcycle-License System for Reducing Motorcycle Driver Fatalities

 

5. Compare Better versus Safer Motorcycling Paradigms

 

6. Fatality Rates may not be dependent on Skill, Slide Show

 

7. Good and Bad Explanations. comparing Inattentional Blindness and Conspicuity

 

8. The motorcycling pseudo science triumvirate; when truthiness obscures the truth:
   8a. Motorcycle Helmet Effectiveness Revisited,” Science or Pseudo Science?
   8b. Conspicuity, colour, and pseudo science
   8c. pdf slides: “Training Makes You Better, Not Safer, Debunking the Billheimer Myth.” A Short Slide presentation of the results of the Billheimer matched pair study conducted in California.
   8c. slide show: “Training Makes You Better, Not Safer, Debunking the Billheimer Myth.” A Short Slide presentation of the results of the Billheimer matched pair study conducted in California.
   8c. Download Power Point: “Training Makes You Better, Not Safer, Debunking the Billheimer Myth.” A Short Slide presentation of the results of the Billheimer matched pair study conducted in California.

 

9. Miscellaneous videos that provide different insight to different issues of interest.

 

10. Truthy versus Truth?
Using the scientific method to distinguish facts
that we wish to be true from facts that are true.

 

11. HELMETS Reference Page, understanding why helmets don’t reduce chance of fatality as much as we wish.

 

12. Data Sets Explanation, Slide Show

 

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a. 2016 SMSA, Truthy vs Truth!, Slide Show
b. 2016 SMSA, Truthy vs Truth!, Power Point Presentation

 

14. The FARS Rosetta Stone, Knowing how to translate terms to and understanding the limits of FARS for data comparisons.

 

15. “Motorcycles and Congestion” – Whether you are “Pro” or “Anti” motorcycle, motorcycles cannot impact rush hour congestion.

 

16. “Booze, Helmets, Speed, and Training” – Booze, Helmets, and Speed are found to be the major causal factors leading to motorcycle occupant injuries, both fatal and non-fatal. In theory, for experienced motorcycle drivers (riders), advanced training should not reduce the motorcycle mishap rate on public roadways. This is because, theoretically, advanced training cannot have an affect on the major casual factors of mishaps, “Booze, Helmets, and Speed.

 

17. Occupant Danger Comparisons:
Comparing Motorcycle and Bus Occupant Danger

 

18. Driver Danger Comparisons:
Comparing Motorcycle and Truck Driver Danger

Comparing Motorcycle and All Drivers, Any Vehicle Body Type Relative Danger

 

19. 2017 SMSA Presentation Slides: Empowering SMSA Members to make informed choices using scientifically developed data sets to measure the danger

 

20. Table explaining the Four Danger Measures

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