California Motorcycle Accident Statistics

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There are over 800,000 registered motorcycles in California (the largest volume of motorcycles in the nation)

16,505 motorcycle accidents occured in 2017 resulting in 15,527 injuries and 541 deaths

Roughly 80% of all motorcycle accidents result in injury or death each year

Motorcyclists are killed 26 times more often than passenger car riders on a per mile basis

22.8% of fatal motorcycle accidents involve an intoxicated rider

Close to 25% of riders in fatal accidents didn’t have a valid license

Roughly 75% of all motorcycle accidents involve a collision between a motorcycle and at least one car

“Super-sport” riders are 4 times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than any other type of bike rider

Motorcycle fatalities from lack of a helmet increased 9% 2015-2016

60% of motorcycle accidents occur after sunset

Most dangerous counties (fatalities and injuries)

  1. Los Angeles (4,493)
  2. San Diego (1,667)
  3. Orange County (1,346)
  4. Riverside (940)
  5. San Bernardino (857)

Stay Safe California

Wear a helmet while riding

Don’t ride after drinking

Never ride without a license

Obey traffic laws

Watch for road obstacles

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