Motorcyclistsand their passengers are more vulnerable to the hazards of weather and road conditions than drivers in closed vehicles. In 2018,4,985 motorcyclists died in motorcycle crashes,down 5 percent from 5,229 in 2017,according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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How many people die in motorcycle accidents each year?
In 2018, 4,985 motorcyclists were killed on U.S. roads. Motorcyclists were 27 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled in 2017. Mississippi is the most fatal state for motorcycle accidents, followed by Texas and South Carolina. Head injury is the number one cause of death in motorcycle crashes.
How many motorcycle accidents are caused by driving without a license?
The following statistics were provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and updated in September 2021. 30% of motorcyclists involved in a fatal accident in 2019 were driving without a valid motorcycle license.
What are the differences between motorcycle accidents and car accidents?
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, these are some stats of motorcycle vs. car accidents: You are about 30 times more likely to die in a motorcycle accident than in a car accident. Motorcycle accidents show an astonishing 80% injury or mortality rate, while car accidents are around 20%.
Why are motorcycle accidents difficult to research?
The challenge faced when researching motorcycle accidents is the absence of data available for the number of accidents occurring throughout the country over a year. The failure to report a motorcycle accident to the police or state motor vehicle departments may be the reason for the lack of data.