We use science to understand and manage the danger of motorcycling.

Although motorcycle drivers and passengers (Motorcyclists) are fatally injured 27 times more often per vehicle than car drivers and passengers (Motorists), this fact understates the danger of riding upon motorcycles. This understatement happens because the occupancy per vehicle of cars is so much higher than motorcycles. Cars carry many more, and more frequently carry, passengers. The occupancy of cars is about 1.5 times that of motorcycles. This means that motorcyclists are fatally injured an astounding 39 times more often than car drivers and passengers, per person!


There are over 150 Other Vehicles using the road for every single motorcycle!


When scientifically evaluating any aspect of motorcycles and public roadways, it is important to recognize that there are very few motorcycles compared to the number of other vehicles. For example, annually, there are more than 150 other vehicles on the road for every single motorcycle!


Warning Sign, Participating in Motorcycling may lead to serious injury or death.  Enjoy Responsibly


Nobody Told Me Motorcycles Are So Dangerous
A paper on understanding the danger of motorcycling in the USA


Licensed/Endorsed Motorcycle Driver Fatalities can be reduced.  Click here for the Six NMI Talking Points


Reducing Licensed/Endorsed Motorcycle Driver Fatalities: The Six NMI Talking Points



Chart of USA Driver Fatalities: Motorcycle, Passenger Vehicle, Percentage


Blue Chart: Motorcycle Drivers Fatally Injured, 5 Year Average
Green Chart: Passenger Vehicle Drivers Fatally Injured, 5 Year Average
Yellow Chart: Percent of Motorcycle Drivers Killed went from 8% to over 20%


This data analysis that shows that driving a motorcycle is 38 times more dangerous than driving a car!


It is an astounding 38 times more dangerous to drive a motorcycle than a car!


Motorcycle License Endorsed/Not-Endorsed Tombstone Image


Incredibly, about 90% of all motorcycle drivers killed have a motorcycle endorsement. This is the result when you include all motorcycle drivers killed with a motorcycle endorsed license, whether or not the license is Suspended, Expired, Revoked, Foreign, or Valid.


Motorcycle License Endorsed Versus Not-Endorsed Tombstone Image


Don’t be deceived, learn the difference between Endorsed and Valid. USA Motorcycle Drivers Fatally Injured
Endorsed-But-Not-Valid-License Comparison



We do not promote or discourage using motorcycles, we promote making informed choices.

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