Public Policy Institute
June 10, 2011
CCJR researchers find that, after a substantial decline in the number of Indiana motorcyclists killed in motor vehicle collisions between 2008 (130 fatalities) and 2009 (111 fatalities), the number of motorcycle riders killed in 2010 leveled off at 110. Those killed on motorcycles included 100 operators and 10 passengers. In addition, one pedalcyclist, one pedestrian, and two passenger vehicle occupants were killed in collisions involving motorcycles in 2010. While the number of motorcycle operators killed declined 6.5 percent from 2009 to 2010, the number of motorcycle passengers killed more than doubled from 4 to 10 (returning roughly to the counts of passenger fatalities between 2006 to 2008). This fact sheet examines motorcycle collisions within Indiana in 2010, including fatality and injury rates among riders, alcohol-related collisions, helmet use, licensing statistics, and the geography of those collisions in the state.