Motorcycle Awareness Month -To all motorists "Look Twice - Save a Life"
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.
MOTORCYCLES INVOLVED IN CRASHES BY TYPE OF MANEUVER
MOTORCYCLE MANEUVER MOTORCYCLES INVOLVED
Going Straight Ahead 2,258
Making Left Turn 186
Making Right Turn 125
Slow/Stopped in Traffic 400
Skidding/Loss of Control 572
Changing Lanes 73
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.
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