NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Program

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Motorcycle Safety Program promotes the Federal Department of Transportation's highest priority – safe transportation. It includes brief synopses of the many activities the agency will pursue in reducing the number of motorcycle crashes and the fatalities and injuries associated with these devastating incidents.

Through education, enforcement, outreach, and legislation, the NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Program initiatives focus on comprehensive programs that:

  • Prevent crashes
  • Prevent injury when a crash occurs
  • Reduce the seriousness of injury after a crash

Find out more about the NHTSA Motorcycle Safety Program initiatives for promoting motorcycle rider education and licensing, reducing the number of impaired motorcyclists, increasing motorist awareness of motorcycles, and increasing helmet use.