Indiana motorcycle collisions on the rise

May 01, 2008

Crashes involving motorcycles or mopeds killed 124 people in Indiana in 2007. These fatalities consisted of 112 motorcycle operators, nine motorcycle passengers, one driver of another (non-motorcycle) vehicle, and two passengers in other vehicles. The Center for Criminal Justice Research recently released a report, Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: Motorcycles 2007, that examines motorcycle collisions within Indiana, including fatality and injury rates among riders, alcohol-related collisions, helmet use, licensing statistics, primary factors in motorcycle collisions, and the geography of motorcycle collisions in the state.