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Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Drivers and Passengers are Safe on Connecticut's Roads and Highways

Number of injuries to motorcycle operators in Connecticut.

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Story Behind the Curve

The number of injuries to motorcycle operators remained stable between 2006 and 2010, but decreased to 913 (by 16%) in 2013. The Healthy Connecticut 2020 Objective is to reduce the number of motorcycle operator injuries by 10% (to 977 injuries) and since 2011 that goal has been met. Data last updated 6/3/2016.  Next data update is expected 8/31/2020.


Potential Partners

Connecticut Department of Public Health; Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles; Connecticut Office of the Child Advocate; State Department of Education; Connecticut Judicial Branch; Connecticut Department of Transportation; Office of the Child Advocate; National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and other federal agencies; law enforcement; regional planning organizations; local public health agencies; health care providers including hospitals, emergency medical services, nurses, and emergency physicians; health professional associations; organizations and coalitions focused on prevention of motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and child safety; and others.

What Works

Countermeasures that Work: A Highway Safety Countermeasure Guide for State Highway Safety Offices, Third Edition


Potential Strategies

Advocate for reinstatement of a helmet law for motorcycle drivers and passengers.

Expand educational awareness and public awareness of the dangers of riding a motorcycle without a helmet.

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