IVP-22 Increase the proportion of motorcycle operators and passengers using helmets

National Data Source
National Occupant Protection Use Survey (NOPUS); Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (DOT/NHTSA)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Yes
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
67 (2009)
Target
74
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of motorcycle operators and passengers observed wearing helmets
Denominator
Number of motorcycle operators and passengers observed
Data Collection Frequency
Annual
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

NOPUS uses observational data collected at intersections, highway ramps, and parking lots. Four observers (each responsible for a different seat in cars, two observers for motorcycles) report occupant helmet use.

Data by race and age are not reported because race and age are subjectively assessed by roadside observers and are, therefore, considered unreliable.

Description of Changes Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch

The target was revised from 73.7 to 74 due to the available precision of the baseline value. The baseline value is 67, not 67.0.