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Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Possible Causes

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:

  • Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars.

  • In 2006, 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in highway accidents alone.

  • In 2006, 4,810 motorcyclists were killed in road accidents.

  • 11 percent of all roadway accidents that occur in the United States involve motorcycles.

  • Head injury is the leading cause of death in motorcycle crashes.

  • A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 40 percent more likely to die of a head injury than one who wears a helmet.

  • A motorcyclist not wearing a helmet is 15 percent more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than one who wears a helmet.

  • It is estimated that helmets reduce the likelihood of a crash fatality by 37 percent.

  • Motorcycle use is growing disproportionately to fatality growth.

Call Parvey & Cavenago if you or a loved one have been involved in a motorcycle accident. Justice is meant to be served.

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