What Local Partners Can Do To Promote Motorcycle Safety

The following is a list of activities local public health and traffic safety partners can engage in to promote motorcycle safety in their communities.

Collaborate with Schools, Parents, and Health Providers

  • Provide educational materials to driver education classes and health education programs.
  • Partner with service organizations (Kiwanis, Elks, etc.) and/or motorcycle rider groups to promote safety among members.
  • Partner with a local motorcycle group to distribute educational materials at a motorcycle rally.
  • Sponsor a traffic safety day at a school or community center and feature motorcycle safety.
  • Attend parent teacher group (such as PTO and PTA) meetings to speak about motorcycle safety for teens.
  • Provide motorcycle safety information and publications to schools to include in health education and driver's education classes.
  • Provide motorcycle safety information to physicians.

Involve the Media

  • Have your organization or an emergency department physician write a Letter to the Editor of a newspaper to increase public awareness about the problem of motorcycle injuries and provide injury prevention information about motorcycle safety.
  • Submit a news release to local newspapers and radio public service announcements to radio stations about the problem of motorcycle injuries and provide more injury prevention information about motorcycle safety.
  • Submit articles on motorcycle safety to community publications, such as faith-based or school newsletters and bulletins.
  • Disseminate motorcycle safety educational materials electronically through Listservs, newsletters, and other communication venues used by your agency.
  • Speak about motorcycle safety on a radio talk show.
  • Post motorcycle safety materials on your website and/or provide a link to the New York State Department of Health and New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.
  • Respond to breaking news stories involving motorcycle crashes to remind riders about safety precautions.
  • Use local cable access channels to convey motorcycle safety messages.