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Motorcycle statistics over the years

Motorcycle accidents are unfortunately common. Below is a brief look at some shocking and interesting motorcycle statistics over the years. 

Tampa Florida Motorcycle Accident


  • The 4,502 motorcyclists killed in motorcycle crashes made up 14% of all road traffic deaths.


  • 42% of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.   
  • A little less than half of all motorcycle deaths involved no other vehicle.
  • A total of 655,000 motorcycles were purchased.


  • Speeding caused 35% of all fatal motorcycle accidents.


  • In 2007, 7.1 million motorcycles were registered in the U.S.


  • Close to 4% of all victims involved in fatal motorcycle accidents had at least one prior alcohol-related conviction.
  • 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in highway accidents alone.


  • The motorcycle death rate was 73 per 100,000 registered motorcycles.
  • 1 in 3 accidents was a result of riding the motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol.

If you’ve recently been involved in a motorcycle accident, call the offices of Frank Miranda today. He’s an experienced attorney who can successfully fight for the compensation you are entitled to.


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