Motorcycle Crashes – what we are learning

Motorcycle Crashes

JUNE 2016


  • In 2014, 4,586 people died in motorcycle crashes, down 2.3 percent from 4,692 in 2013, according to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.
  • In 2014, 92,000 motorcyclists were injured, up 4.5 percent from 88,000 in 2013.
  • In 2013, motorcyclists were about 26 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled and five times more likely to be injured.
  • There were about 8.4 million motorcycles on the road in 2014.

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