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Submit a Nomination for Someone Saved by the Helmet

Motorcycle riders continue to be overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes. In 2020, 5,579 motorcyclists died nationwide. To keep everyone safe, Motorcycle Ohio urges drivers and motorcyclists to share the road and be alert, and the organization is reminding motorcyclists to make themselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets and to always ride sober.

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Ohio averages over 100 motorcycle fatalities per year, with over 4,500 injury crashes occurring on our roadways. Wearing proper riding gear, along with taking a rider education class, are ways motorcyclists can increase their chances of surviving a crash.

The Someone Saved by the Helmet award is given throughout the year to those who survive serious crashes while wearing a helmet. Included in the presentation will be a certificate of recognition and a new replacement helmet. Motorcycle Ohio hopes that acknowledging riders who wear protective gear will increase awareness of the life-saving value of motorcycle helmets.

Who Qualifies?

  • Persons involved in a crash that occurred not longer than one year prior can be considered.
  • The crashes must be verifiable through state crash records.
  • Candidates for membership can be proposed by someone with knowledge of the crash or by the rider involved.
  • Persons cited in the crash (at fault) or for serious offenses like driving under the influence and reckless operation will not be considered.
  • Motorcycle Ohio discourages those who survived when another individual was killed from applying.

How to Nominate a Rider

The most important point is that regardless of the circumstances surrounding the crash, a person is more likely to survive a crash while wearing a helmet.


To be considered, click here to submit a nomination. 

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