IIHS Motorcycle Fatality Facts
I heard about a study done statistically proving how unsafe SUVs are, and was researching it, when I came across this page
. The bulleted items are really interesting, and the sources are rock solid.
Per the data, you older "kids" are statistically more likely to die. Here's my favorite line, "Research published in 1995 shows that five crash types account for 86 percent of fatal motorcycle crashes: motorcycle runs off road (41 percent), motorcycle or other vehicle runs traffic control (18 percent), head on (11 percent), car turns in front of cycle (8 percent), and motorcycle goes down in roadway (7 percent)." I was always under the assumption that car turns in front of cycle would be #1 or #2. I suppose it still could be, but that "rider ran off the road" to avoid the incident could include some of that. Hard to tell w/o reading the source in detail (and I don't have time for that right now).
Dragging knee is for the track, and dragging tail is for the lot. --Kane Friesen
When you're in a car, you're watching a movie; when you're on a bike, you're in the movie. --Robert Pirsig
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