MSF Study Locations

Irvine, CA Phoenix, AZ Blacksburg, VA Orlando, FL

Importance: Motorcycle injuries and fatalities are on the rise in the United States, even though crash rates for other road users are decreasing. In the US, of approximately 42,000 fatalities on the roads annually, over 10% are motorcyclists. The motorcycle fatality rate has doubled in the last 10 years. We are conducting this study to try to understand factors that contribute to this relatively high crash rate, and to help find ways to lower the motorcycle crash rate.

For More Information

If you are interested in hearing more about participating in the MSF NMS, please contact us at:  1-800-997-7836 or motorcycle@vtti.vt.edu (please include a call-back number)

All inquiries are welcome!

The MSF – NMS project is open to men and women who meet the above–mentioned criteria and who reside in one of the identified locations. Researchers will not discriminate on the basis of race, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Information for Potential Participants:

We are recruiting riders for participation in the MSF Naturalistic Motorcyclist Study (NMS). We are seeking licensed riders:

  • Who are 18 and older
  • Who own or co-own their motorcycle
  • Who have a valid motorcycle license and ride regularly
  • Who will allow a small data acquisition system to be installed on their personal motorcycle for 12 months – there will be no permanent changes to the motorcycle
  • Who are able to read and complete questionnaires in English.
  • Who reside within a participating study area
  • Who are eligible for employment in the United States (in order to receive compensation for participation)