NHTSA statistics and motorcycle crashes

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August 4, 2018
Motorcycle Collision in Philadelphia

NHTSA statistics and motorcycle crashes

A frightening amount of injuries and deaths result from motorcycle accidents.  The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 125,000 bikers died in accidents between 1966 and 2006.  More recently, another NHTSA report noted that 2008 saw 5,290 motorcyclists lost their lives in traffic crashes in America while an additional 96,000 suffered injuries.  Pennsylvania happens to be the fourth deadliest state for motorcycle riders in the country, trailing behind Texas, California, and Florida, with 227 fatalities in 2008. Motorcycle crashes also account for a significant percentage of all traffic fatalities.  In 1995, 5.3 percent of all traffic deaths […]