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Harry Hurt was the principal investigator of the Motorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures study, better known as the Hurt Report, published in 1981. As a graduate student, Hurt was involved with a project to develop a crash helmet that forms the basis for helmets used today: a hard exterior shell lined with an energy-absorbing material and soft inner padding. His groundbreaking research continues to form the basis of many of the country's motorcycle safety programs and is credited with saving countless lives.

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Probably the most comprehensive report about motorcycle safety that was put out way back when. Sorry to here of his passing.

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The AMA and MSF are currently raising funds to match a Congressional grant to undertake a new study. And there was a similar European study done a few years ago. So work does continue in this all-important area.
 
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