- While motorcycles accounted for about 4 percent of registered vehicles in California, fatal motorcycle crashes accounted for nearly 16 percent of the total road deaths. In Actual numbers, there were 33,808 car accident fatalities and 30,797 motorcycle accidents.
- Roughly one fifth of all fatalities (6,770) are to passengers of motorcycles.
- It is a DUI to operate a Motorcycle at a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 g/dL or above in all 50 States, including California, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
- Helmets are BIG! According to the NHTSA they are 37% successful in averting fatal injuries to
motorcycle riders (operators) and 41% successful for passengers.
For more statistics on motorcycle accidents in California and the United States, feel free to click on the links below.
1. Total Motor Vehicle Accidents in the United States
2. Motorcycle Traffic Fatalities: Statistics for all 50 states
3. Motorcycle DMV Guide: California