Table 2-22: Motorcycle Rider Safety Data

Table 2-22: Motorcycle Rider Safety Data

Excel | CSV

  1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Fatalities 3,189 5,144 4,564 3,244 2,806 2,395 2,449 2,320 2,227 2,161 2,116 2,294 2,483 2,897 3,197 3,270 (R) 3,714 4,008
Injured personsE N N N 84,285 80,435 65,099 59,436 57,405 57,480 55,281 52,574 48,974 49,986 57,723 60,236 64,713 67,103 76,379
CrashesE N N N 103,114 105,030 72,177 74,565 68,752 66,354 66,224 61,451 54,477 57,322 68,783 73,342 76,004 (R) 79,131 85,538
Vehicle-miles (millions) 5,629 10,214 9,086 9,557 9,178 9,557 9,906 10,240 9,797 9,920 10,081 10,283 10,584 10,469 9,639 9,552 (R) 9,577 10,048
Rates per 100 million vehicle-milesa                                    
Fatalities 57 50 50 34 31 25 25 23 23 22 21 22 23 28 33 34 (R) 39 40
Injured personsE N N N 882 876 681 600 561 587 557 522 476 472 551 625 677 (R) 701 760
CrashesE N N N 1,079 1,144 755 753 671 677 668 610 530 542 657 761 796 (R) 826 851

KEY: E = estimated; N = data do not exist; R = revised: U = data is unavailable.

NOTE

The injury and crash data in this table are from NHTSA's General Estimates System (GES). The data from the GES, which began operation in 1988, are obtained from a nationally representative probability sample selected from all police-reported crashes. The GES sample includes only crashes where a police accident report was completed and the crash resulted in property damage, injury, or death. The resulting figures do not take into account crashes that were not reported to the police or that did not result in property damage.

SOURCES

Fatalities and injuries:

1975-2004: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2004, Final Edition, DOT HS 809 919 (Washington, DC), table 10, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2004Final.pdf as of June 1, 2006.

Vehicle-miles:

1975-2004: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Traffic Safety Facts 2004, DOT HS 809 919 (Washington, DC), table 10, Internet site http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/pdf/nrd-30/NCSA/TSFAnn/TSF2004.pdf as of June 2, 2006.

Crashes:

U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, National Center for Statistics and Analysis, Fatality Analysis Reporting System Database and General Estimates System Database, personal communication, May 25, 2006.