Motorcycle Accident Facts and Statistics (Part 2)

Motorcycle Accident Facts and Statistics (Part 2)

These motorcycle accident statistics can provide insight as to the frequency with which motorcycle accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2011.

These motorcycle accident statistics can provide insight as to the frequency with which motorcycle accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2011.

As a continuation of Motorcycle Accident Facts and Statistics (Part 1), here is some additional important information regarding the incidence of motorcycles in the U.S. While Part 1 of this blog concentrated on why and how motorcycle accidents occur, here in Part 2, we will focus on motorcycle accident statistics that have been compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These statistics can provide insight as to the frequency with which motorcycle accidents occurred in the U.S. in 2011 (the most recent year for which statistics are available)

  • From 2010 to 2011, the number of motorcycle accident deaths in the U.S. increased by approximately 2 percent (from 4,518 in 2010 to 4,612 in 2011).
  • Motorcycle riders were about 6 times more likely than occupants of passenger vehicles to die in traffic accidents.
  • About 14 percent of all traffic accident fatalities involved motorcycle riders.
  • From 2010 to 2011, motorcycle accident injuries decreased slightly from 82,000 to 81,000, respectively.
  • Nearly half of all fatal motorcycle accidents involved crashes with another vehicle.
  • About 3 in every 4 motorcycle accidents involved collisions with the other vehicle being in front of the motorcycle while only about 6 percent involved motorcycles being hit from the back by another vehicle.
  • While about 23 percent of all motorcycle accidents involved a collision with a fixed object (such as a traffic signal or a roadway median), only about 18 percent of passenger vehicle accidents involved crashes with fixed objects.
  • Approximately 38 percent of all motorcycle accidents took place when another vehicle was making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle rider.

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