Delaware Brain Injury Committee Motorcycle Survey

Introduction

Motorcycle Rider Survey Participants

You may be surprised to learn that in the United States, someone sustains a brain injury every 9 seconds. These injuries can be the result of a variety of illnesses or conditions (seizure disorders, stroke, brain tumors, infection) as well as injuries or accidents (falls, physical abuse, drug abuse, vehicle accidents.) *

The State Council for Persons with Disabilities is legislatively mandated to maintain a Brain Injury Committee (BIC). Among our duties related to brain injury, we’re tasked with reviewing and promoting coordination between all state programs, policies, services and plans that concern the needs of persons with brain injuries. As current Chair of the BIC, I’m writing on behalf of Committee members to ask for your help in gathering information for a cause we feel strongly about and believe could reduce the number of people seriously or fatally injured each year – motorcycle helmet use.

Please answer the following few questions to help us understand the impact that motorcycle accidents/ injuries may have had on you while performing your professional services. Your names will be kept confidential. In sharing your responses, we hope to positively impact future legislation to benefit the health and safety of motorcycle riders and motorcycle passengers in the State of Delaware.

Please let us know if you would like to be involved with our efforts to advance services and opportunities for persons with brain injury. Our monthly meetings are open to the public and the schedule may be found at https://publicmeetings.delaware.gov/

Internet Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,870 motorcyclists in 2017 and that 750 more lives in all states could have been saved if all motorcyclists had worn helmets. The number of motorcycle crash fatalities has more than doubled since a low of 2,116 motorcycle crash deaths in 1997. Learn More

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