In a recent year in the U.S., 5,932 motorcyclists were killed in traffic crashes, accounting for 14% of all traffic fatalities, as stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). An estimated 82,686 motorcyclists were injured, a 5% increase from the previous year. Per vehicle miles traveled, the fatality rate for motorcyclists was almost twenty-four times the death rate for occupants of passenger vehicles.
Traffic collisions involving motorcycles can lead to severe injuries. Motorcycles are the smallest vehicles that travel on the roads and highways and, as a result, can be more challenging to see for other drivers.