Fatal Occupational Injuries in New York City – 2017
Fatal work injuries totaled 87 in 2017 for New York City, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli noted that the number of work-related fatalities in New York City rose by 31 from the previous year. Fatal occupational injuries in the city have ranged from a high of 191 in 1993 to a low of 56 in 2013 and 2016. (See chart 1.) (more…)
Back From Sturgis -
The people, the riding, the bikes, the history, all that makes our country great at one rally... The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! I will be back again next year. (more…)
For Immediate Release
August 8, 2018
New Marketing Campaign Launched in Conjunction with Sturgis Freedom Fighter Award
– Today, the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum will officially induct Kirk “Hardtail” Willard into the Hall of Fame. Willard, Chairman and President of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, will receive the coveted “Freedom Fighter” award and designation; a special category designated to honor those who have made an impact on motorcycle rights.
Dee Snider's Ride 2018
This is a police escorted ride, supported by over 60 road captains from various local clubs. Dee Snider's Ride Committee are proud to say that they have worked hard to make this, one of the safest and well run rides on the Island. We have zero tolerance for unsafe behavior and riding. We will ride from Lido Beach eastbound on the scenic Loop and Ocean Parkways to Suffolk County and around the needle at Robert Moses. We will return to Lido Beach where the party will continue! Music, food, prizes, raffles and always a few surprises. (more…)
For Immediate Release
May 9, 2018
Motorcycle Riders Foundation Releases Statement on Road to Zero Report
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) released the following statement in response to a report issued by the Road to Zero Coalition which is managed by the National Safety Council. The report, A Road to Zero: A vision for achieving zero roadway deaths by 2050, was released in April and identifies policies and practices to achieve the very notable and worthy objective of attaining zero deaths in the United States in 30 years:
Motorcycling and the safety of riders who engage in this growing mode of transportation remains a key priority of the MRF, its Board of Directors and its network of 220,000 riders across the U.S. In fact, the MRF, either directly or through our member networks, have numerous initiatives geared towards rider safety touching on issues such as motorcycle awareness, rider education and training, impairment, as well as technological advancements for motorcycle and equipment manufacturers. Because the safety of the motorcycle community is so paramount to our organization, we commend the objective behind Road to Zero. As such, we have been present and an active participant in almost every Road to Zero Coalition meeting since the unveiling of the program in 2016. During these workshops we’ve offered the motorcyclist’s perspective on key issues areas, making recommendations and playing a proactive role in the dialogue. (more…)
May is Motorcycle Awareness Month-
We urge everyone to share the road and be alert, and we're especially reminding motorcyclists to make yourselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and to always ride sober.
How to choose the right helmet before you hit the road.
Watch this Video from the NHTSA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB0ZY55ty7Q&feature=youtu.be
If you ride a motorcycle, you already know how exciting it can be. You love cruising the open road. But riding a motorcycle can also be challenging as well as dangerous. (more…)
To Report Power Outages/Downed Wires:
PSEG Long Island’s Customer Service line:
TEXT the word “OUT” to PSEGLI (773454)
Customers with a handheld device, or who are at an alternate location with power, can also report power outages and view the status of their outage by logging in to My Account at www.psegliny.com
General outage activity throughout our service territory is available online at www.psegliny.com
and updates are posted on www.psegliny.com/stormcenter
during severe weather.
In addition, if outages are widespread, the utility will activate its Twitter page to keep the public informed about our restoration progress. Sign up as a follower at twitter.com/PSEGLI
to monitor restoration progress. (more…)
Four and a half years ago, a man was riding his motorcycle on a beautiful fall day on a residential road in Suffolk County, NY. He was enjoying the ride and minding his own business. In a split second, his life as he knew it was forever changed. All because of a driver who violated the rules of the road that are intended to keep all of us safe.
That motorcyclist lost his right leg from that accident. He is a good man, with a successful career, with a great family and a passion for life, and now that life has been forever altered. (more…)