Texas Motorcycle Accidents Stats
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in their 2004 report on motorcycle safety, 4,008 motorcyclists were killed and an additional 76,000 were injured in traffic crashes in the United States in 2004.The State of Texas had the 3rd largest number of motorcycle accident fatalities, second only to California and Florida. There were 285 reported motorcycle fatalities in Texas in 2004 over half of whom were not wearing a safety helmet. It is estimated that motorcycle helmets saved the lives of over 1300 cyclist. In analyzing these statistics, it is determined that if all motorcyclists had worn that year, an additional 671 lives could have been saved! Helmets are estimated to be 37 percent effective in preventing fatal injuries to motorcyclists, which mean that for every 100 motorcyclist killed in crashes, 37 could have been saved.
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