Motorcycle fatalities continued their 10 year increase, with an increase of 6.6% in fatalities and 17% in injuries.
Cyclists (or pedalcyclists as NHTSA calls us) saw a decline of 9.6% in fatalities and 2.3% in injuries.
“Thanks to safer vehicles, aggressive law enforcement and our efforts, countless families were spared the devastating news that a loved one was not coming home last year...You can be sure that we’re not stopping here, the quest is not over until that bottom line number is zero.” .....U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary E. Peters
I would suspect that people are driving fewer miles and that has an effect on these statistics.
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