Motorcycle-related deaths have soared over the last decade – with Motorcycle deaths increasing by nine percent in 2012 to more than 5,000 fatalities.
An increase of 1,082 road deaths in 2012 amounted to an uptick of 3.3 percent nationwide – with most of the additional deaths from pedestrians and motorcyclists. Motorcycle, Pedestrian Deaths Rise
The good news? Riders and passengers can protect themselves by wearing helmets – estimated to prevent 37 percent of crash deaths among motorcycle riders and 41 percent of crash deaths for motorcycle passengers.
While wearing a helmet helps, there are other ways to stay safe. When you ride your motorcycle or are a passenger, follow these simple safety tips.
Consumer Reports – Motorcycle police share tips on safe riding.