…AND IT IS NOT GOOD NEWS FOR MOTORCYCLISTS The National Highway Traffic and Safety Association has released their Fatal Crash Data Report for 2016, and it is not good news. In the United States there were

5,286 deaths to motorcyclists  an increase of 257 from the previous year. Although the data for Long Island for the same year (2016) hasn’t been released yet, I’m sure it has not changed by much.

Additional Facts

–  Motorcyclist fatalities for people 60 or older saw 156 more fatalities in 2016 than in 2015, an increase of 21.5 percent. Overall, there were 257 more motorcyclist fatalities in 2016, an increase of 5.1 percent over 2015.

–  There were 11.5 times as many unhelmeted motorcyclist fatalities in States without universal helmet laws (1,923 unhelmeted fatalities) as in States with universal helmet laws (166 unhelmeted fatalities) in 2016

Download The Complete Crash Data Report for 2016Click to Download Crash Data Report 2016

What Can You Do to Make a Difference in Motorcycle Safety Regulations

If you want to see change, you have a voice to do it. Here are a few suggestions to groups and organizations that advocate for Motorcycle Safety:

We always advocate for Motorcycle Safety and Awareness, and Michael Levine Esq. (aka Motorcycle Mike) has posted some valuable motorcycle safety tips in a previous post that is located here: https://motorcyclemikeroadreport.com/may-is-motorcycle-safety-awareness-month

Please remember that if you were involved in a motorcycle accident and need questions answered call Motorcycle Mike at 866-639-5567.