In order to better understand which vehicles are represented here, the following are included when referring to motorcycles:
Due to the nature of motorcycles, they’re not nearly as crashworthy as their closed-vehicle counterparts. Additionally, they’re not as easily seen by other drivers and require more skill to safely operate.
Keep reading to learn more about motorcycle accidents.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle riders are 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to lose their lives when involved in collisions.
During 2017 (the most recent year with data points available from the NHTSA), the following data from the table below shows just how overrepresented motorcycle riders are in traffic fatalities:
During the year 2017, the following environmental factors from the graphs below are true regarding motorcycle collisions:
During 2017, the following is true:
For data purposes, the NHTSA considers a vehicle to be speeding if an investigating officer reports that racing, driving too fast for conditions, or exceeding the posted speed limit was a factor that contributed to the accident.
In 2017, of all motorcyclists involved in fatal accidents, 32% were speeding, in contrast to 18% for passenger vehicle drivers, 14% for light-truck drivers, and 7% for large-truck drivers.
Due to their size and maneuverability, motorcycles are much more difficult to spot on the road than other types of vehicles.
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