TRAFFIC SAFETY FACTS 1993: MOTORCYCLES

In 1993, 2,444 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes in the United States. This is 2% more than the 2,395 motorcyclist fatalities reported in 1992. For motorcyclists, the fatality rate per registered vehicle has decreased by more than 50% since 1966, and the fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled has declined by nearly 75%. Motorcycles make up 2% of all registered vehicles in the United States and account for only 0.4% of all vehicle miles traveled. Motorcyclists were involved in only 1% of all police-reported traffic crashes in 1993, but they accounted for 7% of all occupant fatalities and 6% of total traffic fatalities. Additional statistics on motorcyclist fatalities and fatality rates are provided in this report, including intoxication rates for motorcycle operator fatalities and helmet use rates for fatally injured motorcyclists.

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    National Center for Statistics and Analysis

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1994

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 5 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00672497
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 6 1995 12:00AM