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Look Twice, it Saves Lives

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Motorcycle Awareness Rallies will gather hundreds of riders across four cities 

That’s the BRAKES!

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Getting your bike stopped quickly is one of the most important things you can do in an emergency to prevent a crash.  In this article we’ll explore several factors that determine how long it takes you to get stopped.
 
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Spring Brings Motorcycles Back on the Road

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Friday, February 22, 2013

BOISE — Traffic deaths have increased nationwide by 13.5 percent during the first quarter of 2012, according to estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

Idaho Earns National Motorcycle Safety Program Award

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

BOISE—Idaho received the 2012 Outstanding State Award from the National Association of State Motorcycle Safety Administrators (SMSA). The award recognizes a state’s comprehensive motorcycle safety program that has “implemented strategies that are successful, effective and can be measured, evaluated, and serve best practices.” 

Selection for the award is based on the 11 components in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 3 – Motorcycle Safety.
SMSA’s Chairperson Andrew Krajewski said, “Over the last three years, Idaho has incorporated all 11 components into their state motorcycle program, established a diverse coalition of critical partners to create a comprehensive plan, and implemented several successful and measurable data-driven strategies that are reducing motorcycle crashes. The SMSA applauds Idaho’s efforts and believes their approach can serve as a model for other states.” 

Idaho’s Motorcycle Fatalities Up in 2012

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

BOISE — Traffic deaths have increased nationwide by 13.5 percent during the first quarter of 2012, according to estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

Idaho Among Top Five States Reporting Reduced Motorcyclist Fatalities in 2011

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Thursday, May 31, 2012

BOISE—Idaho is one of the top five states that reduced motorcyclist deaths in 2011 with a 48 percent reduction rate, according to a study conducted by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA). In contrast, the report reveals that, nationwide, no progress was made in reducing motorcyclist deaths in 2011.  

Looking Twice Can Save Lives

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Wednesday, May 02, 2012

BOISE—With the arrival of spring and the good weather, there will be an increase of motorcycle riders on the roads in Idaho. Drivers are reminded to “Look Twice for Motorcycles,” and this is particularly promoted during May in observation of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. 

Idaho STAR Program to Reach out to Motorcycle Riders Statewide

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Monday, March 05, 2012

Boise, IDAHO, March 5, 2012   – Idaho STAR, the state’s motorcycle safety program, announced that for the first time in their 16 year history, they will be holding three ‘Spring Openers’ to kick off the motorcycle riding season. The events are being hosted and co-sponsored by High Desert Harley-Davidson in Meridian on March 10, Action Motor Sports in Idaho Falls on March 31, and Coeur d'Alene Powersports Honda KTM in Coeur d’Alene on April 14. All three events will run on Saturdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm and are intended to reach riders with information to prevent crashes.  

Idaho STAR Reports Motorcycle Crashes Trending Downward in 2011

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Monday, August 01, 2011

Boise, IDAHO, August 2011 – Idaho STAR, the state’s rider-training program, reported today that motorcycle crashes on Idaho roadways appear to be substantially reduced during the current 2011 riding season to date in comparison to years prior, based on unofficial first quarter statistics from the Office of Highway Safety. Crashes involving motorcyclists through March, 2011 were 50% of the average of the previous five years while fatalities were down by 66%. 

Idaho STAR Announces New Police-Based Precision Riding Clinic

Published by Idaho STAR Program on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Boise, IDAHO, July 5, 2011 – Idaho motorcycle riders can now be among the first to participate in rider training similar to what Idaho police motorcycle officers experience. Idaho STAR, the state rider-training program, has opened registration to its brand new Precision Riding Clinic to fully endorsed riders with a minimum of two years or 10,000 miles of current street-riding experience.