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Emphasis Area 6: Motorcycles

In 2019, the death rate for motorcyclists was 9.1 per 10,000 registrations, whereas the death rate for all registered vehicles was 1.4 per 10,000 registrations. Compared to passenger vehicles, motorcycles are less visible to other motorists on the roadway, provide virtually no protection to their riders, and are capable of traveling at high speeds; therefore, motorcyclists are susceptible to greater injury when involved in a crash. Nearly one out of every four motorcycle fatalities or serious injuries result from roadway departure crashes. Motorcyclists account for 13 percent of all fatalities and 12 percent of all serious injuries from 2015 through 2019

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Motorcycle Fatalities and Serious Injuries (5-Year Rolling Averages)

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Additional Information

Senate Bill 288: Pilot program allowing motorcyclists to use flashing lights (non-emergency) to alert other drivers of their presence. Signed into law July 27, 2022

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