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Motorcycle Crash Causation Study

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§ 5511

Program Purpose

The program provides for the conduct of a comprehensive, in-depth motorcycle crash causation study.

Statutory References

SAFETEA-LU Sections: 5511, 5101(a)(1)

Program Features

Grants will be provided to the Oklahoma Transportation Center for the purpose of conducting a comprehensive, in-depth motorcycle crash causation study that employs the common international methodology for in-depth motorcycle accident investigation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The study will provide data on the causes of motorcycle crashes that will be useful for the development of countermeasures.

Funding

Funding is made available under section 5101(a)(1) of SAFETEA-LU

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Authorization $0M $994k* $1.408M $0M $0M

* Actual funding for 2006

The actual funding provided for 2006 and expected for 2007 will represent a total reduction of $828,000 below the levels authorized by Congress for this study.

Federal Share

The Federal share is 50%.

Implementation

The effort will be coordinated with the current NHTSA pilot study examining the OECD methodology and will use the lessons learned from the pilot study conducted by NHTSA's Office of Behavioral Safety Research. FHWA and NHTSA will work together to promote the study findings and final products. The American Motorcycle Association may provide assistance with dissemination.

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