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.

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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