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!
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!
Nobody Told Me Motorcycles Are So Dangerous
A paper on understanding the danger of motorcycling in the USA
Reducing Licensed/Endorsed Motorcycle Driver Fatalities: The Six NMI Talking Points
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%
It is an astounding 38 times more dangerous to drive a motorcycle than a car!
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.
Don’t be deceived, learn the difference between Endorsed and Valid. USA Motorcycle Drivers Fatally Injured
We do not promote or discourage using motorcycles, we promote making informed choices.
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