According to Autoblog.com, motorcycle fatalities are down for the first tine since 2009. The Fatality Analysis Reporting System compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration counted 4,668 motorcyclist deaths last year compared to 4,896 in 2012. It’s only the second time since 1997 that there’s been a year-on-year decrease. Injuries also declined to 88,000 compared to 93,000 in 2012.
This is great news for all of our Motorcycle enthusiasts out there. The MSF (Motorcycle Safety Foundation) could have played a big role in these number decreases as they encourage riders to learn about motorcycle safety with education and training. To learn more on how to become an MSF Ambassador, visit msf-usa.org
Also, make sure to check out our previous blog regarding driver safety: