Most motorcycle riders respect the laws and proceed with caution when riding their bikes. The problem with motorcycles in general is that they are less visible and hence more vulnerable. And although one can take every precaution, motorcycle accidents and deaths are more and more common every day in America.
- There are more than 75% more motorcycles registered in America in the last 10 years.
- In 2007, there were 5,000.00 deaths due to motorcycle accidents
- Motorcycle riders are 35 times more likely to die in an automobile accident than a passenger in an automobile.
- 75% of all motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle
- The biggest cause of motorcycle accidents are other vehicles not identifying motorcycles in traffic.
- 98% of all motorcycle accidents are NOT caused by issues with weather (rain, snow, etc.)
Understanding the above statistical data should help one understand how to avoid motorcycle accidents or at least be more precautious.