There are many organizations out there dedicated to tracking motorcycle accident data. However, when we dig into many of the report details, we find a big black hole on some key information.
In general, when we try to pull up data on motorcycle crashes, we slam into a kind of mindset that assumes that “accident” is synonymous with “fatal.” It is odd because, overwhelmingly, most motorcycle accidents are not fatal.
Additionally, very few motorcycle accidents occur at high speeds. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), only 1 out of 1,000 motorcycle crashes happen at 86 mph or faster.
So, for those riders who don’t make a habit of violating speed limits, what about those other 999 crashes?