Motorcycle accidents tend to be much more severe than their passenger vehicle counterparts, no matter what types of roads the crashes occur on.
Continue reading to learn where motorcycle accidents tend to occur.
When it comes to fatal motorcycle accidents, certain types of roads see more crashes than others.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the following data points from the year 2017 (the most recent year that data is available) are true regarding motorcyclist fatalities:
When reviewing the graph above, you can see the following data from 2017 reveals that motorcyclist fatalities occur at different rates depending on the type of road:
9% – interstate highways
30% – non-interstate principal arterial roads
23% – non-interstate minor arterial roads
19% – non-interstate collector roads
14% – non-interstate local roads
5% – non-interstate freeways/expressways
The data shows that principal arterial roads are the most dangerous roads for motorcyclists to ride on.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, principal arterial roads “serve major centers of metropolitan areas, provide a high degree of mobility and can also provide mobility through rural areas.”
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