Motorcycle Accident Statistics

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In 2010, 411 people died on Minnesota highways and 31,176 were injured.
This is a 2.4% decrease from 2009

Breakdown of Total Fatalities:
305 died in vehicles and 45 were motorcyclists.

Contributing factors in SINGLE vehicle crashes:
Speed 25%
Driver inattention 13%,
Chemical impairment 8%
Overcorrecting 8%
Contributing factors in MULTIPLE vehicle crashes Driver inattention 22.6%,
Failure to yield 19.2%,
Following to closely 12.1% Speed 7.5%

Motorcycle deaths were the greatest in the 40 and older age bracket this accounted for 54% of all motorcycle deaths. Only 27% of those killed were known to be wearing their helmet. The most dangerous time for motorcyclists is between 3 ­5 pm. Most crashes occur in areas under 1000 people. 35% of motorcyclists involved in crashes were drunk, over .08.

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