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September 1, 2017

Double Motorcycle Crash

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Double Motorcycle Crash

One motorcycle crash leads to another crash. Both riders were alright.

In 2013, two-wheeled motorcycles accounted for 93 percent of all motorcycles in fatal crashes. In 2013, motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 4 percent of all people injured, 18 percent of all occupants (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured.

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About half of the accidents involving a single motorcycle are caused by speeding or alcohol use. … However, because motorcycles don’t provide much protection to the rider, crashes involving speeding or alcohol are much more likely to result in death or serious injury.

Death statistics. Between 1966 and 2008, the NHTSA estimated 148 thousand people died in motorcycle accidents. In 2013, 6% percent of the fatalities were passengers (non-operator) of the total deaths that year for motorcycles 4,688. In 2010 motorcycle accident fatalities accounted for 14% of all accident fatalities.

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  • In 2015, 4,976 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 8.3 percent from 4,594 in 2014, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.
  • In In 2015, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured, down 4.3 percent from 92,000 in 2014.
  • In 2015, motorcyclists were 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled, and almost five times more likely to be injured.
  • Motorcyclists accounted for 14 percent of all traffic fatalities, 4 percent of all people injured, 17 percent of all occupant (driver and passenger) fatalities, and 4 percent of all occupants injured.

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In 1999 there were over four million motorcycles registered in the United States, comprising 2% of all registered vehicles in the US. In that year, 5% of all highway fatalities were motorcycle riders or passengers. One of the main reasons motorcyclists are killed in crashes is the motorcycle provides virtually no protection in a crash. Approximately 80% of reported motorcycle crashes result in injury or death; a comparable figure for automobiles is about 20 percent.

 

Double Motorcycle Crash

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