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Motorcycle Fatality Rate In The U.S. By Year

The motorcycle fatality rate in the United States has fluctuated over the years due to various factors such as changes in regulations, road safety measures, economic conditions, and the popularity of motorcycling. Unfortunately, while new laws and regulations designed to minimize motorcycle fatalities have been implemented, the fatality rate continues to increase.


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What Factors Have Contributed to Motorcycle Rider Fatalities Over the Years?

Below, you’ll find a list of some of the common factors that have impacted motorcycle fatalities in the last 23 years.

Early 2000s

In the early 2000s, the motorcycle fatality rate began to rise. Factors contributing to this increase included a surge in motorcycle ownership, the popularity of riding among older adults, and a lack of strict helmet laws in some states.

Mid to Late 2000s

By the mid-2000s, the motorcycle fatality rate reached its peak. The rise was partially attributed to the combination of higher motorcycle ownership, increased traffic congestion, and inadequate safety measures. Some states also had repealed or weakened helmet laws during this time, which led to more fatalities.

Late 2000s to Early 2010s

In response to the rising fatality rates, many states began to reintroduce or strengthen helmet laws. This led to a decrease in motorcycle fatalities in some areas. Additionally, increased awareness of safety measures and advances in motorcycle safety technology contributed to a decline in fatality rates.

What Are the Fatality Rates for Motorcyclists Over the Last Decade?

Per Wikipedia, below are the motorcycle fatality rates from 2010-2017:

2010: 4,502
2011: 4,612
2012: 4,695
2013: 4,402
2014: 4,295
2015: 4,976
2016: 5,286
2017: 5,172

Should I Contact a Lawyer if I Was Involved in a Motorcycle Accident?

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