Five Years of Shocking Motorcycle Statistics

Take a look at some interesting motorcycle statistics from 2005-2010. Remember, if you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, call 844.HUNTER.LAW.


• 1 in 3 accidents were a result of riding a motorcycle while under the influence of alcohol.

• The motorcycle death rate was 73 per 100,000 registered motorcycles.


• 88,000 motorcyclists were injured in highway accidents.

• Close to 4% of all victims involved in fatal motorcycle accidents had at least one prior alcohol-related conviction.


• In 2007, 7.1 million motorcycles were registered in the U.S. Motorcycle statistics increased this number  to 8.3 million in 2018.


• Speeding caused 35% of all fatal motorcycle accidents.


• A total of 655,000 motorcycles were sold.

• 42% of two-vehicle fatal motorcycle crashes involved a vehicle turning left while the motorcycle was going straight, passing, or overtaking the vehicle.

• A little less than half of all motorcycle deaths involved no other vehicle.


• 14% of all road traffic deaths involved motorcyclists, with 4,502 deaths in total.

Motorcycle Statistics were compiled from the following sources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention