This report presents statistics on Iowa motorcycle fatalities for the years 1986 through 1990. Highlights of the report are as follows: A total of 247 motorcyclists died in 232 fatal accidents during the years 1986-1990; 36 were cycle passengers; 221 (89%) were not wearing helmets. During the five-year period, the number of persons ages 24 and younger killed in cycle crashes dropped from 53% of the total in 1986 to 32% while victims ages 30 and older increased from 28 to 46% during the same period. Of the 232 fatal accidents, 113 (nearly 49%) involved just a motorcycle and 82 (73%) of them were alcohol-related. 115 (47%) of the fatalities occurred on weekends; 106 (43%) occurred in cities and towns and less than 3% happened on Interstate highways. Speed was a contributing factor in nearly 32% of the fatalities. 52% of the motorcycle operators had a license valid for the operation of a motorcycle.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Iowa Department of Transportation

    Driver Safety and Improvement, 100 Euclid Avenue
    Des Moines, IA  United States  50306-9204
  • Publication Date: 1991-7-24

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00618123
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM