IOWA MOTORCYCLE FATALITIES 1986-1990
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.
Iowa Department of TransportationDriver Safety and Improvement, 100 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA United States 50306-9204
- Publication Date: 1991-7-24
- Features: Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 10 p.
- TRT Terms: Age; Cities; Driver licenses; Drunk driving; Fatalities; Helmets; Motorcycles; Motorcyclists; Single vehicle crashes; Speeding; Statistics; Towns; Weekends
- Identifier Terms: Interstate Highway System
- Geographic Terms: Iowa
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I81: Accident Statistics;
- Accession Number: 00618123
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1991 12:00AM