Oregon Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can be very dangerous. Statistics show that a motorcycle rider is 6 times more likely to be killed in a crash than someone in a car. But in Oregon, in 2010, motorcycle crashes and injuries decreased - so good job Oregonians!
The number of Oregon motorcycle fatalities dropped by 2% in 2010, but 38 people were still killed. This dropped is attributed to several new motorcycle laws in Oregon in 2009, including one that made motorcycle safety training courses a requirement. As of January 2012, all riders under 40 must have taken this course.
Here's some other statistics:
- About 60% of Oregon fatal motorcycle crashes do not involve anyone else.
- Per mile, a motorcyclist is 35 times more likely to have a crash than someone driving a car.
- Motorcycles only account for 2% of vehicles registered in the US, but account for 5% of highway fatalities.
- For ever 100,000 motorcycles, 72.34 are involved in fatal crashes.
- Riders are 16 times more likely to recieve serious injuries.
- If a motorcyclist is involved in a crash, they have an 80% chance of suffering an injury or death (this is only 20% for car drivers).
If you or someone you know has been injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact a motorycle accident lawyer to learn your legal rights in Oregon. And if one of your loved ones was killed in a motorcycle accident, consider hiring an Oregon wrongful death attorney to help you through the wrongful death process for financial compensation.