Lives and Costs Saved by Motorcycle Helmets, 2016

In 2016, the use of motorcycle helmets saved an estimated 1,859 lives. An additional 802 lives could have been saved in 2016 if all motorcyclists had worn helmets. Nearly $3.4 billion in economic costs and $21 billion in comprehensive costs were saved in 2016 by the use of motorcycle helmets. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets in 2016, an additional $1.5 billion in economic costs and $9.2 billion in comprehensive costs could have been saved. Economic costs include lost productivity, medical costs, legal and court costs, emergency medical service (EMS) costs, insurance administration costs, congestion costs, property damage, and workplace losses. Comprehensive costs include these economic costs plus the valuation for lost quality of life.

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  • Accession Number: 01670150
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS 812 518
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 21 2018 10:12AM