Safety Considerations

Overview
Motorcycles are a great form of transportation, but they do require some additional safety considerations.
All too often, people that are not properly prepared to ride a motorcycle end up in dangerous or even life-threatening situations simply because they did not take the necessary steps to do so safely. To learn how to keep safe while riding, view our Motorcycle Safety Tips page.

Motorcycle Crashes
The number of registered motorcyclists has been on the rise. Unfortunately, so have the number of motorcycle crashes:
Year
Fatalities
Injuries
2000 2,897
58,000
2001 3,181
60,000
2002 3,244
65,000
2003 3,661
67,000
2004 4,008
76,000
2005 4,553
87,000
2006 4,810
88,000
2007 5,154
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