How many motorcyclists kill themselves in traffic accidents, compared to those killed by other drivers?
Loren Booda said:How many motorcyclists kill themselves in traffic accidents, compared to those killed by other drivers?
DaveC426913 said:How do you define the difference?
Indeed. A very tricky thing to determine.alt said:I think he might mean by their fault as opposed to another drivers fault.
True. Though not sure whether it illuminates or obfuscates the issue.Borg said:Approximately two thirds of motorcycle accidents involve a car. So, at least a third of motorcyclists could be excluded from being killed by other drivers.
Loren Booda said:I had been thinking of the bumper sticker that to exhorts to pursue those who "kill" motorcyclists.
The main factors that contribute to motorcycle accident fatalities include speeding, alcohol and drug use, lack of protective gear, road hazards, and inexperience.
Unfortunately, motorcycle accident fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2019, there were 5,014 motorcycle fatalities in the United States, representing a 5% increase from the previous year.
There are several steps that can be taken to prevent motorcycle accident fatalities, including wearing proper protective gear, following traffic laws and speed limits, avoiding alcohol and drug use while riding, and taking a motorcycle safety course. Additionally, improving road infrastructure and increasing awareness and education about motorcycle safety can also help reduce fatalities.
According to the NHTSA, riders aged 20-29 have the highest rate of motorcycle fatalities, followed by those aged 50-59. This is likely due to a combination of factors such as inexperience, risk-taking behavior, and declining physical abilities.
The most common types of injuries in motorcycle accidents include head injuries, fractures, and road rash. These injuries can range from minor to severe and can have long-lasting physical and psychological effects on the rider. Wearing a helmet and other protective gear can greatly reduce the risk of these injuries.