How Many Motorcycle Accidents In 2022?

How Many Motorcycle Accidents In 2022? 

In this article, we will discuss how many motorcycle accidents will occur in the United States in 2022. According to the report, there will be 97 crashes and 60 injuries. Of those, six of those are fatal. Those numbers are based on an estimate from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

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60 crashes with injury

A majority of motorcycle crashes occur on major non-interstate roads. Most motorcycle crashes result in injury or fatality. In 2017, 60% of fatal motorcycle accidents occurred in urban areas. These urban areas may be more dangerous for motorcycles due to the increased traffic volume and presence of pedestrians and bicyclists. In addition, there may be worse road conditions and more emergency vehicles. 

74 people injured 

The number of people killed or injured in motorcycle accidents has continued to rise over the past several years. Last year, 124 motorcycle crashes were reported, with 84 people killed or injured. In 2021, there were 122 motorcycle crashes involving two-wheeled vehicles, with four fatalities. In 2022, there will be a total of 97 crashes, with 74 people injured or killed. 

6 fatalities 

The number of fatalities from motorcycle accidents has increased in recent years. In Texas alone, motorcycles made up less than two percent of all vehicles but were responsible for 12% of all traffic deaths. As a result, drivers must be more cautious and give motorcycles more space. 

Improper lane use 

Improper lane use is one of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents. Drivers need to look both ways before making a lane change. Often, drivers fail to notice a motorcyclist until it’s too late and they change lanes into his or her path, causing a crash. The result can be serious injuries or even death. Drivers also need to take extra care to avoid cognitive distractions, such as listening to music, talking to passengers, or daydreaming. 

Car driver’s error 

Motorcycle accidents are often the result of car drivers not yielding to motorcycles. The majority of these collisions occur at intersections. A car driver who is not paying attention and does not yield to a motorcycle may end up colliding with a motorcycle and causing serious injuries. 

Drinking and driving 

Drinking and driving is a significant contributing factor to motorcycle accidents, particularly fatal crashes. Statistics show that one out of every three motorcycle fatalities is caused by a driver who is drunk or has high blood alcohol levels. These statistics also vary depending on the time of day. In Colorado, for example, nearly one-third of fatal motorcycle crashes are caused by impaired drivers. 


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