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NTSB VICE CHAIRMAN INVITED TO SPEAK AT PA PRESS
CONFERENCE IN SUPPORT OF MOTORCYCLE SAFETY
Vice Chairman Christopher Hart will join Pennsylvania State Rep. Dan
Frankel at a press conference on Monday, May 23rd, at 11:00 am, in the Media
Center of the State Capital Building, 3rd Street and Commonwealth Avenue,
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. State Rep. Dan Frankel will introduce new
motorcycle helmet legislation and has invited Vice Chairman Christopher Hart
to participate in the announcement.
In 2009, there were 4,400 deaths as the result of a motorcycle accident.
Motorcycle fatalities account for 13 percent of highway deaths, while
motorcycles represent only 3 percent of vehicles on the road. The NTSB's
State Most Wanted List has consistently recommended that States to pass laws
to require everyone aboard a motorcycle be required to wear a helmet that
complies with DOT's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 218.
Additional information about the NTSB's recommendations for the
improvement of motorcycle safety is available at
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NTSB Media Contact: Nicholas Worrell
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