What Is The Main Cause Of Motorcycle Accidents? Nothing compares to the feeling of racing down a highway on a motorcycle. You feel like you’re literally flying and that nothing can stop you. Unfortunately, there’s plenty of obstacles and mistakes that can happen on the road that bring an abrupt end to your motorcycle fantasies forever. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss Date Institute (IIHS-HLDI) reports that the “federal government estimates that per mile traveled in 2016, the number of deaths on motorcycles was nearly 28 times the number of cars.” In 2017, a total of 5,172 motorcycles died in crashes and comprised of 14-percent of all motor vehicle crash deaths.
With around 8.5 million motorcycles registered in America, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation, it’s important to note the top reasons motorcycle accidents happen. As a motorcycle enthusiast, we are all equally responsible for our safety, as well as the safety of those around us on the road.