What is the cause of most motorcycle deaths?

What is the number 1 cause of motorcycle accidents?

The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is the failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic. Given a motorcycle’s small size, its visibility may be limited by glare or obstructed by other cars on the roadway.

What percentage of motorcycle accidents are fatal?

Occupant Fatality Rates By Vehicle Type, 2010 And 2019

Fatality rate Motorcycles Passenger cars
Per 100,000 registered vehicles 58.33 9.42
Per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 25.47 0.89
Percent change, 2010-2019
Per 100,000 registered vehicles 3.4% 2.1%

At what speeds do most motorcycle accidents happen?

While motorcycle accidents can occur at any speed, the worst ones tend to happen at a median speed of 29.8 mph.

What state has the most motorcycle fatalities?

Key findings: Louisiana, South Carolina and Mississippi have the highest rates of motorcycle fatalities. Nearly 95% of fatalities involved alcohol. Motorcycle fatalities increased by 9% in the last year and 17% since 2010.

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