Maryland Motorcycle Safety Coalition

The Maryland Motorcycle Coalition is a diverse group of stakeholder organizations and agencies all of whom share a commitment to motorcyclist safety. Coalition members represent motorcycle rider organizations and associations, motorcycle dealerships, driver safety associations, rider training centers, transportation and traffic safety organizations and agencies, emergency medical service systems, law enforcement, and research.

The mission of the Coalition is to identify critical strategies to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities that involve motorcyclists. The Coalition is charged with establishing a five-year strategic plan that addresses key elements of motorcycle safety, including:

  • Motorcycle Operator Licensing;
  • Motorcycle Rider Education and Training;
  • Motorcycle Operation under the Influence of Alcohol or Other Drugs ;
  • Motorcycle Personal Protective Equipment;
  • Legislation and Regulations;
  • Law Enforcement;
  • Highway Engineering;
  • Motorcycle Rider Conspicuity and Motorist Awareness Programs ;
  • vCommunication Program;
  • Program Management; and
  • Program Evaluation and Data

This coalition will be the driving force for developing, implementing and evaluating this plan. For the 2013 safety campaign, the Coalition has focused on ways to prevent motorcycle crashes before they happen, and has adopted one central message to riders and drivers: SHARE THE ROAD.

Coalition Members

  • AAA Mid-Atlantic
  • ABATE of Maryland, Inc.
  • District, Maryland, Virginia Rider Coalition
  • Maryland Department of State Police
  • Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Service Systems
  • Maryland Motorcycle Dealers Association
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Region III Office
  • Prince George’s County Police Department
  • Rider’s Edge, Harley Davidson of Baltimore
  • Andrews Air Force Base
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Baltimore Metropolitan Council
  • Maryland Chiefs of Police Association
  • Maryland Goldwing Road Riders Association
  • Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration
  • Maryland Highway Safety Office
  • Motorcycle Safety Program
  • Driver Safety Division
  • MD DE Motorcycle Riding Association/Harley Owners Group
  • National Study Center for Trauma and EMS
  • The Rider School, Howard Community College
  • State Highway Administration
  • United States Armed Forces
  • Fort Detrick

For more information about the Maryland Motorcycle Safety Coalition, contact Buel Young, (410) 762-5188.