Motorcycling is by far the best way to travel according to many riders, including myself. When I asked a few motorcyclists about how they feel when they travel or go to journeys and tours on their bikes, all of them said that it felt nothing less than a dream come true! Because it takes them away from the worldly worries and issues that they have to face otherwise on a daily basis.
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)