Today, I am going to share with you some motorcycle statistics that are not so positive; some of them could be, but I doubt that you’ll see any positive facts about traveling on a motorcycle.
Top Motorcycle Statistics
Here are the most interesting and spine-chilling motorcycle stats that you should know.
Motorcyclists are 28 times more likely to experience a fatal accident than car drivers. (NHTSA)
A new study says music — especially the songs you really love — is a dangerous distraction on the road. (NovaSR)
Speeding is a factor in nearly 10,000 fatal crashes every year in the United States. (DefensiveRiding)
There were 9,262 speed-related fatal crashes in 2014, 28% of all crashes in the United States. (NHTSA)
32% of motorcycle accidents that resulted in death involved speeding. (NHTSA)
In 42% of all fatal car accidents, the other vehicle was turning left while the biker was either heading straight, passing, or overtaking. (NHTSA)
Motorcycles made up 14% of all traffic deaths in 2017. (NHTSA)
57% of motorcyclists killed in 2017 weren’t wearing helmets, and 749 bikers might’ve lived had they worn a helmet. (NHTSA)
In 2017, 65% of riders used a DOT-approved helmet, but even more severe injuries could be prevented with 100% use. (NHTSA)
Most bike fatalities happen between 3 P.M. to 9 P.M. (NHTSA)
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Jeffrey Bryce is an experienced motorcycle rider with years of experience caring for motorcycles. His natural fondness for motorcycles have made him come up with LetsGoForARide.com, which is dedicated to answering and teaching you how to care for your bike with the care it requires. LetsGoForARide is the one of his important lifework in reaching out to communities of motorcycle enthusiasts on how to take care of their bike and choosing the correct spare part.