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Motorcyclists  - The facts

Motorcyclists are 57 times more likely to be injured in serious or fatal crashes than car drivers.

In 2008 493 motorcyclists died and 5,556 were seriously injured in road collisions in Great Britain.


Injuries to motorcyclists are far out of proportion to their presence on our roads. Motorcyclists are just 1% of total road traffic, but account for 19% of all road user deaths. (Source: Reported Road Casualties Great Britain 2008).


Typically around three-quarters (75%) of motorcycle KSIs occur in collisions involving another vehicle (usually a car). In 2008, just over half (51%) occurred in collisions at junctions, with the remainder of KSIs occurring either in crashes with other vehicles away from junctions (24%) or in single vehicle incidents (25%) .



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