How common are motorcycle crashes?
In 2019, 5,014 motorcyclists died in motorcycle crashes, down slightly from 5,038 in 2018, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2019, motorcyclists were nearly 29 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle miles traveled.
What are the chances of dying on a motorcycle?
How are you likely to die? Here are the odds of dying…
|Cause of death||Annual # of deaths||Lifetime odds|
|Pedestrian accident||5,958||1 in 649|
|Motorcycle accident||5,024||1 in 770|
|Bicycle accident||820||1 in 4,717|
|Airplane accident||550||1 in 7,032|
What is the most common cause of motorcycle accidents?
Like accidents of any type, reckless driving, speeding, and alcohol use are common causes of motorcycle accidents. Accidents are more likely to occur when the motorcycle or other passenger vehicle is speeding, driving distracted, driving aggressively, or driving under the influence of alcohol.
How cold is too cold for motorcycle riding?
So how cold is too cold to ride a motorcycle? It is not recommended to ride a motorcycle when the temperature is below freezing (32°F or 0°C). Ice will form at these temperatures and motorcycles are more susceptible to ice since they are smaller vehicles.
What state has the most motorcycle fatalities?
At least eight of the ten states in which the most motorcycle fatalities occurred are traditionally southern or somewhat southern states. Topping the list are Mississippi, Texas, South Carolina, Florida, and Arizona. Mississippi had the highest rate of fatalities, at 14.22 fatalities per 10,000 registered motorcycles.