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Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were more than 4,976 fatalities in 2016 related to U.S. motorcycle accidents. There were also approximately 88,000 injuries. In Michigan, 141 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2016. Of those, 63 were helmeted, 78 were without helmets, and 11 were unknown.

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the Office of Highway Safety Planning, motorcycles were involved in 0.6% of all traffic crashes in Michigan in 2016. Injuries were proportionately more severe to motorcyclists than to persons in motor vehicles. The 2016 death rate for motorcyclists was 18.20 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled compared to the overall 1.1 mileage death rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

In the state of Michigan, in 2012, there were 3,600 motorcycle crashes, compared to 3,186 in 2013, a -11.5% change. In 2012, there were 129 motorcycle related deaths, compared to 128 in 2013, a -0.8% change. In 2012, there were 2,870 motorcyclists injured, compared to 2,497 in 2013, a -13.0% change.*

Effectiveness Of Motorcycle Helmet Use

In fact, motorcycle helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved 1,669 lives in 2014.

Contact Our Michigan Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

It is very important that you speak with someone very familiar with the intricacies of Michigan’s motorcycle laws. Contact our Michigan motorcycle accident attorneys at 855-MIKE-WINS or email us for a free consultation. As always, the advice is free and there is no fee unless you collect.

*This information was found at:

  1. http://publications.michigantrafficcrashfacts.org/2016/2016Motorcycles.pdf
  2. http://publications.michigantrafficcrashfacts.org/2016/At_a_Glance_2016.pdf
  3. http://publications.michigantrafficcrashfacts.org/2016/Vehicle_Driver.pdf
  4. http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/motorcycles/fatalityfacts/motorcycles
  5. https://crashstats.nhtsa.dot.gov/Api/Public/Publication/812492

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