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Frequency and Cause of Motorcycle Accidents in the U.S.

FREQUENCY & CAUSE OF MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS IN THE U.S. ANNUAL MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT HIGHLIGHTS: Of the 1,791 motorcycle deaths in 2009 that involved only the motorcyclist: 2009 48% - 48% were speeding 42% - 42% had blood alcohol concentrations of 0.08 percent or higher. 26X 25X MORE LIKELY MORE LIKELY Motorcyclists were about 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled in 2012 and 5 times more likely to be injured, according to NHTSA. 2012 22% In 2012, motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with: 18% - fixed objects 2013 - passenger cars 4,668 In 2013, 4,668 people died in motorcycle crashes. MORE LIKELY Motorcycle deaths accounted for 13% of all motor vehicle 13% crash deaths in 2013 and were more than double the number of motorcyclist deaths in 1997. A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40% more likely to die of a head injury than one who wears a helmet. 42% of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle. 75% In two-vehicle crashes, 75% of the motorcycles involved in motor vehicle traffic crashes collided with the vehicles in the front of them. SOURCES: Brought to you by: CANTOR & BURGER EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

Frequency and Cause of Motorcycle Accidents in the U.S.

shared by CantorandBurger on Jul 14
With summertime fast approaching, drivers of passenger vehicles are warned to watch out for the motorcycles that share the road with them. Drivers are urged to check their blind spots for motorcyclist...



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