July 2008

After impressive reductions in total traffic fatalities in the late 1980s and early 1990s, the traffic fatality trend for the past decade has remained relatively unchanged in the United States. At the same time, however, motorcycle fatalities have increased at an alarming rate. State police in Washington and New York, however, are finding new ways to combat this increasing problem. The diverse strategies these agencies are implementing reflect the complex nature of the problem they face. Photos courtesy
of the New York State Police.