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Federal Government Finalizes 2021 Crash Data

This month the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released its annual report, Traffic Safety Facts 2021: A Compilation of Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Data. The 225-page report contains information on crash types, causes and participants involved. Remember that while we are nearing the end of 2023, this report is 2021 data. NHTSA spent nearly two years compiling these figures before releasing the report. The data on motorcyclist fatalities is especially troubling. According to the report, in 2021, motorcyclists made up 13.8% of all nationwide traffic fatalities, with 5,932 motorcyclists killed on our nation’s roadways. That is the highest number since data collection began in 1975. In comparison, the pre-Covid year of 2019 saw 5,044 bikers killed. The number of those injured on motorcycles reported in 2021 was 82,686, which is fewer than the all-time high of 104,442 in 2016. This total injury count represents 3.3% of the 2.5 million people injured in all motor vehicle crashes. It is important to note that 2021 showed a substantial increase in motorcycles registered. The data also shows an increase in vehicle miles traveled by bikers. NHTSA data shows 9.8 million registered motorcycles with approximately 19.6 billion miles traveled in 2021. Those increases mean that while the total number of fatalities and injuries went up, fortunately, the rate per 100,000 registered motorcycles went down. Here are other takeaways: Riders accounted for 95% of deaths, while 5% were motorcycle passengers. 57% of fatalities occurred by collision with another vehicle, 26% resulted from a collision with a fixed object, 4% collision with a non-fixed object, while 13% of fatalities occurred without a collision. 34% of fatalities involved a rider impaired by alcohol. That number is in line with the 31% of alcohol-related fatalities nationwide. Riders were wearing helmets in 59% of fatalities, while riders were […]

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for July 2023

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish This week in the news: U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE PASSES BILL PROTECTING ‘MULTIPLE-USE’ LAND NATIONAL FUNDING FOR OUTDOOR RECREATION VERMONT CLOSES “BASKET CASE” REGISTRATION LOOPHOLE MIC WARNS OF BILLS THAT “WILL HINDER THE POWERSPORTS INDUSTRY” HELP TO PRESERVE VEHICLE CHOICE FIGHT FOR YOUR “RIGHT TO REPAIR” and lots more Click Here to read this month’s NCOM Newsbytes on Bikernet.com ABOUT AIM / NCOM: The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE). * * * * * * * * All the Motorcycling News you need to use to stay on Two-Wheels – get updated with free Bikernet Blog Weekly Newsletter. Click & Start !!!

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for June 2023

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world THIS MONTH IN THE NCOM NEWSBYTES: CORNHUSKERS REMOVE LID LAW WASHINGTON STATE TO PROTECT VULNERABLE ROAD USERS EUROPEAN MOTORCYCLE MARKET EXPERIENCING DOUBLE-DIGIT GROWTH FIRST-EVER WOMEN’S RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS COMING DUCATI HONORED BY ITALIAN POSTAGE STAMP RIDER SETS DISTANCE RECORD NEW RECORD SET FOR MOST COUNTRIES VISITED IN A DAY BY MOTORCYCLE ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE PARITY ACT BIPARTISAN CALL TO RE-ESTABLISH MAC (Motorcyclist Advisory Committee) AS REQUIRED BY LAW Click Here To Read this Month’s NCOM Newsbytes on Bikernet.com National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. The National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) is a nationwide motorcyclists rights organization serving over 2,000 NCOM Member Groups throughout the United States, with all services fully-funded through Aid to Injured Motorcyclist (AIM) Attorneys available in each state who donate a portion of their legal fees from motorcycle accidents back into the NCOM Network of Biker Services (www.ON-A-BIKE.com / 800-ON-A-BIKE). * * * * * * * * * * * * Rest assured, our coverage is comprehensive…yet revealing. Subscribe now! Click & Go!

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for May 2023

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world IN THE NEWS THIS WEEK — “COMING TOGETHER” WELCOMED AT NCOM CONVENTION AORA WOULD EXPAND MOTORIZED RECREATION MOTORCYCLE INDUSTRY “FLAT” AS SALES SLIP MIC ADDS POPULAR “ADVENTURE BIKE” MARKET SEGMENT NHTSA REPORTS RISE IN MOTORCYCLIST FATALITIES WHO PROMOTES HELMET USAGE WORLDWIDE ENHANCED DRIVERS LICENSES AVAILABLE IN OHIO MOTORCYCLE TRAINING GRADUATES EXEMPTED FROM SKILLS TEST IN KENTUCKY BIG-FOUR TO CONDUCT JOINT RESEARCH ON HYDROGEN MOTORCYCLES Click Here to Read the NCOM news on Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * Click & know more about Bikernet’s Free Weekly Newsletter

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for April 2023

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. Click Here to read the NCOM News on Bikernet.com In the news this month MSF CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF TRAINING RIDERS US & EU PUSH IMMINENT DEMISE OF FOSSIL FUEL VEHICLE HAWAII CONSIDERS ‘RIDE ON RED’ LEGISLATION FACIAL RECOGNITION COMING TO MOTORCYCLES POLICE DRONES ZERO IN ON MOTORCYCLE ROAD SAFETY CALIFORNIA BILL WOULD LIFT BANS ON CRUISIN LANE SPLITTING BILL FILTERS THROUGH OREGON LEGISLATURE EAR PROTECTION FOR MOTORCYCLISTS QUOTABLE QUOTE: “We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.” ~ USMC Col. Lewis B. “Chesty” Puller during the Chosin Reservoir campaign in Korea, 1950 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Follow Bikernet.com Weekly News, every Thursday — know your market, know your industry, know motorcyclists. Visit https://www.bikernet.com/pages/cantina_bikernet_news.aspx

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for February 2023

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Click Here to read the February 2023 NCOM News on Bikernet.com YAMAHA PLEDGES 10 MILLION YEN TO TURKEY-SYRIA EARTHQUAKE RELIEF HONDA SHOOTS FOR THE MOON EUROPEAN UNION PROPOSES DIGITAL DRIVING LICENSES SKILLS CRISIS OVER LACK OF YOUNG PEOPLE WORKING IN MOTORCYCLING MOTORCYCLE HELMET MARKET EXPECTED TO GROW SUBSTANTIALLY CONNECTICUT LEGISLATION COULD INVOKE DONOR-CYCLISTS RIDER SAVED BY SMARTWATCH AFTER FALL FROM CLIFF ON HIS MOTORCYCLE JAY LENO SUFFERS SERIOUS MOTORCYCLE CRASH SAFETY INSTITUTE BACKS CAT-ASTROPHIC ROAD RULES NATIONAL MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM TO PERMANENTLY CLOSE SAVE THE DATE – 38TH ANNUAL NCOM CONVENTION IN ARIZONA National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. CLICK Here to view options to subscribe to Bikernet.com Free Weekly Newsletter

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for December 2022

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Click Here to read this month’s NCOM news coverage on Bikernet.com This month’s NCOM news covers topics as varied as: Congress requires NHTSA to force Automakers to monitor drivers Best and Worst Drivers in the USA presented State-wise Unvaccinated at higher risk of Traffic Accidents claims Canadian researchers studying encrypted government records The Road to Decarbonization European Motorcycle group calls to make Motorcycling affordable First Honda ‘Electric Motorcycle’ on Parade Yamaha goes green with Plant-based materials for future bike designs Romanian motorcyclists obligated to carry fire extinguishers THE AIM / NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Gear up & ride to your next Wild Biker Party in style – Click to checkout the all-new 5-Ball Racing Shop

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for November 2022

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) News provides updates on motorcycle industry, market, legislation, rights of bikers, motorcyclists in USA, and motorcycle news from around the world. This Month’s Bytes -+- Click to read at Bikernet.com AVID MOTORCYCLIST ELECTED AGAIN TO NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE ARIZONA SENATOR CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF THE RPM ACT U.S. LAWMAKERS PURSUE “RIGHT TO REPAIR” CONSUMER PROTECTIONS HARLEY HIT WITH ANOTHER RIGHT-TO-REPAIR LAWSUIT EUROPE MOVES TO BAN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES INTERNATIONAL TREATY AGAINST FOSSIL FUELS FLOATED AT U.N. CLIMATE SUMMIT WORLD’S BIGGEST BIKE SHOW BREAKS NEW RECORDS SUZUKI-POWERED DRONE TAKES FLIGHT * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * All Things Motorcycling ? All About Big V-Twins ? Have a look at www.Bikernet.com * Get all the inside news, reports, updates on motorcycles – Join the Cantina – click to sign-up

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for October 2022

Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish In the news this month: Arizona Lane Filtering Law Attack on Noise in California Federal Answer on Anti-Biker Profiling Cost of charging e-bike as much as refueling an ICE engine bike Linking Russian Attacks to Potholes in UK Plant-based Asphalt from France Now Watch Videos while you ‘Drive’ a Self-driving Car Gamers to explore Poke-universe on Motorcycles CLICK HERE To Read the Whole Article on Bikernet.com …. THE AIM / NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM), and is sponsored by the Law Offices of Richard M. Lester. If you’ve been involved in any kind of accident, call us at 1-(800) ON-A-BIKE or visit www.ON-A-BIKE.com. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * All the Motorcycling News you need to use to stay on Two-Wheels – get updated with free Bikernet Blog Weekly Newsletter. Click & Start !!!

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NCOM Biker Newsbytes for September 2022

Industry & Legislative Motorcycle News from USA and the world Compiled & Edited by Bill Bish THE AIM / NCOM MOTORCYCLE E-NEWS SERVICE is brought to you by Aid to Injured Motorcyclists (A.I.M.) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM). In the News this Month: QEII RIP NEW STUDY REVEALS SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE NOT SAFE FOR MOTORCYCLISTS SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE COMING, SOONER THAN LATER CALIFORNIA VOTES TO BAN NEW GAS CAR SALES BY 2035 NOTEWORTHY TOO: MAJOR HEATWAVE IN CHINA DISRUPTS SUPPLY CHAIN TEN ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLES DUE FROM HONDA BY 2025 ILLINOIS ANNOUNCES ROUND TWO OF ITS EV REBATE PROGRAM, INCLUDING BIKES BIG BROTHER MAY PUT AN END TO SPEEDING IN NEW YORK ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POPULATED NATIONS SET TO BAN ALL MOTORCYCLES Catch all the Details by Clicking Here. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Get ready for a comprehensive News on motorcycles, every Thursday, only on Bikernet.com Click to Sign up for the Cantina Membership for eXclusive content.

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