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GHSA Praises Report Calling for Motorcycle Safety Changes

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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has issued a press release that praises the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its call to Congress for changes in motorcycle safety.
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yay, a gateway for more useless legislation and retarded political policy.

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Funny, I always thought the NTSB was the body that dealt with transportation safety. Silly me.
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They can make the motorcycle as safe as they want, but no amount of safety will save riders from being run over by 4000 lbs SUV running read lights and people not paying attention while driving.

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They can make the motorcycle as safe as they want, but no amount of safety will save riders from being run over by 4000 lbs SUV running read lights and people not paying attention while driving.
To be honest, training could reduce the number of motorcycle accidents, especially training in alcohol awareness. Far too many motorcycle fatalities involve alcohol on the part of the rider.
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Funny, I always thought the NTSB was the body that dealt with transportation safety. Silly me.
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The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) has issued a press release that praises the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its call to Congress for changes in motorcycle safety.

The GAO’s recommendation basically breaks down into two points: 1) Congress should give states more flexibility in the way they use funds that have been earmarked to tackle motorcycle safety, and 2) that the NHTSA should provide states with more comprehensive information about motorcycle crashes and injuries.

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What the Government Accountability Office (GAO) knows about transportation safety is somewhat less than clear.
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What the Government Accountability Office (GAO) knows about transportation safety is somewhat less than clear.
I guess it's a good thing they aren't making any authoritative statements about transportation safety then.
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