• According to the Insurance Information Institute, the fatality rate for motorcyclists was 4.6 times the fatality rate for passenger car occupants per registered vehicle in 2003. Motorcyclists were 32 times as likely as passengar car occupants to die in a crash per vehicle mile traveled.
  • The National Highway Transportation and Safety Agency ( has tons of stats and studies related to motorcycles and riders.
  • Insurance Information Institute has all the info. Here is the link
  • This might be useful:
  • There is good reason the slang for a "motorcyclist" is "bonnet pizza"
  • 1/800 rides result in an accident. 1/5 accidents result in death. Cars are about 17 times safer but that's only because of the seatbelts/airbags. If you're not wearing your seatbelt you are no safer in a car than on a motorcycle.

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