Facts and Statistics about Motorcycle Accidents in Bountiful, Utah
The number of motorcycle accidents in Bountiful and surrounding areas has been on the increase over recent year, with 2016 proving particularly risky for those who love taking to the open roads on their trusty bike.
According to the most recent statistics published by the Utah Department of Public Safety Highway Safety Office, the 2016 crash facts include:
- 1,168 motorcycle crashes across the State of Utah
- 1,104 motorcyclists were injured in these accidents
- 41 motorcyclists were killed in accidents, equating to 15% of road deaths occurring in a group which makes up just 1% of road users
- A motorcycle accident was, statistically, almost 10 times more likely to result in a death than any other type of collision
- Despite the relatively high figures, the number of crashes per registered motorcycle in Utah has decreased by around 28% over the past decade
- Over 50% of motorcyclists involved in accidents were 35 or younger
- Fatalities become increasingly likely to occur when the motorcyclist’s speed reaches 40mph and above
There are also some common factors, involving motorcyclist behavior, which can increase the likelihood of being involved in an accident:
- Driving too fast was a factor in 11% of motorcycle accidents
- Following another vehicle too closely played a role in 10%
- Failure to remain in the correct lane was cited in 7% of collisions
In accidents only involving the motorcycle, 80% of the time the motorcyclist’s behavior caused the accident, a figure which reduces to 45% when other vehicles were involved. The leading cause of motorcycle accidents where another motorist was responsible was left turns with proper observations, accounting for around one-third of all crashes.
Discuss Your Case with an Expert Bountiful Motorcycle Accident Attorney Today
When you have been injured in a collision and are facing expensive medical bills and a loss of wages as a result, you could benefit from our expert legal guidance and support.
To schedule your free case evaluation with our Bountiful motorcycle accident attorneys, call The Jardine Law Offices today at 801-451-9555.