Motorcycle Crashes by the Numbers: How Texas Officials Promote Safety Awareness
Motorcyclists face their own risks separate from drivers who operate four-wheel vehicles. Due to several factors, including the difference in size and speed between a car and motorcycle, both types of licensed drivers need to be fully aware of each other on the road to prevent accidents from occurring. Motorcycles are less visible to other drivers and pedestrians and are more vulnerable to hazardous weather and road conditions, which may lead to an increase in safety concerns. According to the Insurance Information Institute, when it comes to crashes involving motorcycles, statistics revealed:
- 4,668 fatalities in 2013;
- 88,000 injuries in 2013;
- An accident fatality was 26 times more likely to involve a motorcyclist than a passenger car occupant; and
- Accident injuries were five times more likely to involve a motorcyclist than a passenger car occupant.