- While traffic crash deaths decrease overall, deaths of motorcycle riders in Washington continue to rise.
- The top rider errors that lead to motorcycle rider deaths and serious injuries are impaired riding and speeding.
We work with law enforcement and other state and federal government agencies to reduce rider deaths and serious injuries.
To prevent rider deaths and serious injuries we:
- Take a statewide approach to motorcycle safety
We facilitate the Motorcycle Strategy Group. This group coordinates state agencies’ efforts and develops data-driven plans to reduce motorcycle crashes.
- Promote motorcycle safety
We work the other agencies to educate riders about safety issues such as the special license endorsement and the Washington law that requires helmets to meet federal safety standards.
Mark Medalen - Program Manager