SOURCE: Automobile Club of Southern California

August 13, 2007 13:00 ET

Reminder - Media Advisory: New Auto Club Study Shows Motorcycle Crashes Rising Sharply in California

Auto Club, CHP, Motorcycle Safety Foundation Demonstrate Most Common Car-vs.-Motorcycle Crashes

IRWINDALE, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2007) -

WHO: The Automobile Club of Southern California, California Highway Patrol and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation are teaming up to demonstrate the top reasons why motorcycles and cars crash, why these crashes have risen dramatically, and what can be done about it.

WHAT: Fatalities and injuries from motorcycle crashes are approaching all-time highs in California. This event will have:

              A new Auto Club analysis of CHP crash statistics
                   for motorcycles and other vehicles
    Motorcycle riding has exploded in popularity over the past eight years,
           and the number of crashes has increased even faster.

             An interactive car-motorcycle crash demonstration
               Find out how disturbingly easy it is for an
             inattentive car driver to crash into a motorcycle.
              Witness and experience three of the most common
                     motorcycle-car crash scenarios

                        Solutions to the problem
             What can be done to reduce the number of crashes?
     How to correct the most common driver mistakes that cause crashes

WHERE: Irwindale Speedway infield, 500 Speedway Drive, Irwindale, CA

WHEN: Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 10 a.m.

WHY: Motorcycles are becoming more and more popular as the price of gas rises and traffic increases in Southern California. Drivers of all types of vehicles need to learn to share the road more safely to accommodate this change.

Contact Information

    Carol Thorp
    Marie Montgomery
    (714) 885-2333