This week on #FantasticForumFriday we’ve got an infographic from Derek Eastwood at Hussey Fraser on Motorcycle Safety – check it out below!
Being safe on the road is paramount for all road users, particularly for motorcyclists. By understanding the rules of the road, having the correct gear and having the right equipment, you can ensure that you and other road users remain safe and sound.
Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users but new regulations around learner permits and testing is helping to make motorcycling safer for everyone.
By making safety a top priority, motorcyclists can reduce the chances of death and injury.
According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2006, 13.10 cars out of 100,000 ended up in fatal crashes. The rate for motorcycles is 72.34 per 100,000 registered motorcycles. Motorcycles also have a higher fatality rate per unit of distance travelled when compared with automobiles. Per vehicle mile traveled, motorcyclists’ risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than a passenger car. In 2004, figures from the UK Department for Transport indicated that motorcycles have 16 times the rate of serious injuries compared to cars.
- NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis (2007), NHTSA: Motorcycles Traffic Safety Fact Sheet (DOT-HS-810-990) (PDF), 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC 20590: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, retrieved 2011-04-18
- Clarke, David D.; Ward, Pat; Bartle, Craig; Truman, Wendy (November 2004).”In-Depth Study of Motorcycle Accidents”. Department for Transport, UK.
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