The proportion of motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents is still significant. In 2020, 5,579 motorcyclists died in the country. To keep everyone safe, Motorcycle Ohio encourages drivers and motorcyclists to stay on the same road and use caution, and the organization reminds motorcyclists to be visible, use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and always ride sober.
On average, Ohio has more than 100 motorcycle fatalities per year, with more than 4,500 injury crashes occurring on our roadways. Wearing the proper riding gear along with training as a motorcyclist can increase your chances of surviving an accident.
The Someone Saved by a Helmet Award is presented throughout the year to those who have survived serious accidents while wearing a helmet. The presentation will include a certificate of recognition and a new replacement helmet. Motorcycle Ohio hopes that recognizing riders who wear the protective gear will raise awareness of the life-saving value of motorcycle helmets.
Who is eligible?
- Persons involved in an accident that occurred no earlier than one year ago may be considered.
- Accidents must be verified using state accident records.
- Candidates for membership may be suggested by someone with knowledge of the accident or by someone involved in the accident.
- Persons involved in accidents (guilty) or serious offenses such as driving under the influence of alcohol and reckless actions will not be considered.
- Ohio Motorcycle discourages survivors of another person being killed from applying.
How to select a rider
The most important point is that regardless of the circumstances of the accident, a person is more likely to survive an accident wearing a helmet.
Click to be considered here to submit a candidacy.