Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: Motorcycles 2009

Services: Policy studies, Analytical studies, Spatial analysis, Policy analysis

Research Areas: Criminal Justice, Public Safety

From 2008 to 2009, fatalities and injuries to Indiana motorcycle riders declined to the lowest level since 2006. In 2009, Indiana motorcyclists were involved in 3,276 collisions, resulting in 113 fatalities. Fatalities included 107 motorcycle operators, four motorcycle passengers, and one driver and one passenger in two other vehicles. This fact sheet examines motorcycle collisions within Indiana, including fatality and injury rates among riders, alcohol-related collisions, helmet use, licensing statistics, and the geography of those collisions in the state. Indiana data are drawn from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of March 1, 2010.


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Samuel Nunn
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