The Truth About Motorcycle Accidents (Infographic)

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Motorcyclists need a different combination of physical and mental skills from driving a four-wheeled vehicle. When operating a motorcycle, since it’s smaller, more exposed, and less visible to other vehicles that a miscalculation can cause severe injuries and damage to everyone involved.

In 2017, there were 37,133 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States roadways with 14% of these fatalities involved motorcycles. Of the 5,286 motorcyclists that died in traffic crashes in 2016, 94 percent were riders while 6 percent were passengers.

More than half of motorcyclist’s deaths involve at least one other vehicle, and 42% of these accidents occur when cars are making left-hand turns while the motorcycle is either going straight through an intersection or is trying to pass or overtake the vehicle.

Fifty-three percent of motorcyclist fatalities occur on major roads other than interstates and freeways, and they’re more likely to happen in urban areas.

The Truth About Motorcycle Accidents Infographic

 

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