Bicycle Safety

From 2010 to 2014, 42 cyclists were killed in Massachusetts and preliminary data shows 12 cyclist deaths and 94 incapacitating injuries took place in 2015.

The Registry of Motor Vehicles provides useful information on traffic regulations that apply to cyclists in their Rules of the Road guide. Massachusetts law requires all riders and passengers under 16 years of age to wear a helmet, but Highway Safety recommends all cyclists and passengers to do so regardless of age. 

To encourage bicycle safety, the EOPSS-HSD supports local police departments by providing resources for enforcing laws that keeps cyclists safe, works with other state agencies and organizations seeking to create safer travel conditions, and provides public information. 


Motorcycle Safety

In 2014, there were 43 motorcycle fatalities throughout the Commonwealth.Of these fatalities, only four were unhelmeted. 

The Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP) is administered by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation website provides information on motorcycle safety efforts across the country.