Motorcycle Accident Facts:
- According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2007, 5,154 people died in motorcycle crashes, up 6.6 percent from 4,837 in 2006 to the highest level since NHTSA began collecting data in 1975.
- Some 104,000 motorcycles were involved in crashes in 2006, including property damage-only crashes, according to latest data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Motorcyclists were 35 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a crash in 2006, per vehicle mile traveled, and eight times more likely to be injured, according to NHTSA.
- The fatality rate for motorcyclists in 2006 was 5.5 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants per registered vehicle, according to the latest data from NHTSA.
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