NHTSA Publications on Bicycle Safety
Summary: The US Dept. of Transportation (NHTSA) has these publications and more available free for
downloading on line.
These materials are all on the NHTSA site
unless they have
changed all their links again. If so, start with their Home Page
and search. You can
also download them in .pdf format for printouts by clicking on the link "Printable version" on each page. Here we have
links to the NHTSA server except for some .pdf files we do not find on their server. You can check the NHTSA page with
for new ones that we don't know
One of DOT/NHTSA's best
publications. In addition to egg drop, melon drop and hammer demos, it has a Pledge form. It has photos of each step.
How to fit your helmet. Also available in Spanish
as Consejos y pasos para el uso debido del casco para montar bicicleta
. (August 2006) The .pdf
files are included on our Toolkit CD.
Probably best for late elementary to mid-school kids. Sections on Safe Riding Tips, Rules of the Road and
Sidewalk Riding. On the Toolkit CD as nhtsakids.pdf Also available in Spanish
inños y su seguridad al montar en bicicleta
. The .pdf file is on our Toolkit CD as spanishkids.pdf
Seven ways to bicycle safely. Includes info on helmets, bike maintenance, riding
gear and safe riding practices. (DOT HS 810 773, May 2007) The .pdf file is on our Toolkit CD as nhtsa7.pdf
This three page flyer includes a message for parents about bicycle safety. Facts about bicycle-related
crashes, injuries and fatalities, along with tips on how a parent can help prevent them from happening are included.
Typical crash situations between motor vehicles and bicycles are explained. (2007) The .pdf file is on our Toolkit CD as
This fact sheet covers ped and bike crash factors, but blames the victims and scarcely
mentions that poor street and facility design is the basic underlying cause responsible for most of the problems.
National Strategies for Advancing Bicycle Safety Report 2001
An attempt to formulate a national strategy for bike safety. It seemed like a good idea at the time as NHTSA and CDC
formed a National Bicycle Safety Network to pursue it, but both agencies dropped the ball.
lessons learned from Austin, Texas; Jacksonville and Duval County, Florida; the State of Maryland; the State of Oregon;
Port Angeles, Washington, and Seymour, Connecticut. Was once available as a CD.
NHTSA has done five .wmv videos that were once online on the DOT site. Send us an
with your postal mailing address if you need the DVD version. There is no charge for it, and we include some
other videos as well.
This CD is for the bicycle safety professional and others who are proactive in developing programs at the state or
community level, not for consumers. It is a compilation of existing and proposed countermeasures to solve a wide range of
bicycle safety problems. We don't know if it is still available or not, but you could send a request for a copy of the
interactive CD ROM with your contact information to: email@example.com
These publications are just a few of the ones on the NHTSA
site. Please note that we do not have copies of any of them for distribution on paper, but can send the videos on