Motorcycle Awareness Month -To all motorists "Look Twice - Save a Life"

May 29, 2014

In 2012, motorcycle crashes accounted for 1.6 percent of all crashes.  However, the 148 motorcycle fatalities accounted for 15.5 percent of all motor vehicle crash fatalities in 2012. 

http://www.dot.state.il.us/travelstats/Crash%20Facts%202012.pdf

 

 

    MOTORCYCLES INVOLVED IN CRASHES BY TYPE OF MANEUVER

 

MOTORCYCLE MANEUVER                      MOTORCYCLES INVOLVED

Going Straight Ahead                                            2,258

Passing/Overtaking                                                   96

Making Left Turn                                                     186

Making Right Turn                                                   125

Slow/Stopped in Traffic                                            400

Skidding/Loss of Control                                          572

Changing Lanes                                                       73

Other                                                                     467

Parked                                                                   149

 

TOTAL CRASHES in 2012                                    4,326

 

Even while following the law and wearing safety protection, motorcycle accidents can occur. Every rider's best defense against a motorcycle injury is to obey the law and wear the proper protective gear.

 

For more information on training or refresher courses see: http://www.startseeingmotorcycles.org/Motorcycle_courses.aspx

 

 

 

 

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