Motorcycle accidents rates are slowly in decline yet it is estimated that around 30 people are killed or seriously injured each day at junctions. Information on the gov.uk website shows that accident rates have declined significantly with a 76% decrease in fatalities and serious accidents between 1979 and 2013. If you have been a victim of a motorcycle accident and want to find out more about your rights, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Motorcycle accident statistics (2013)
- An average of six deaths and 94 serious injuries per week in the UK
- Rural roads account for 40% of all motorcycle accidents
- Urban roads account for 50% of all motorcycle accidents
- Motorways account for 10% of all motorcycle accidents
- The risk of death for a motorcyclist is 58 times more than a person travelling in a car
- 94% of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured were male
- 6% of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured were female
Statistics sourced from Gov.uk. To find out more about motorcycle accident statistics you can search for the full report, Facts on Motorcyclist Casualties 2015, on the gov.uk website.
Why motorcycle accidents happen and how to prevent them?
Some of the most common causes for motorcycle accidents include drivers of other vehicles failing to see a motorcycle until it was too late and drivers of other vehicles not judging the path or speed accurately of a motorcyclist.
In order to prevent motorcycle accidents from happening, motorcyclists should ensure to wear bright or reflective clothing to be better seen during both day and night. Motorcyclists should be careful of their own speed and be prepared to stop or slow down if a car pulls out onto the road in front of them. Drivers should take care to look properly for motorcyclists when pulling out at junctions, changing lanes or when parking.
Motorcycle accident rates and making a claim
If you have been reading about motorcycle accident rates and want to make a claim for your own accident, contact Accident Advice Helpline today. Our services come highly recommended by past and current clients, including our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen.
We offer a no-win, no-fee* service for all victims of motorcycle accidents and we could get you a substantial compensation payout if you are eligible to make a claim. Call our friendly and professional team today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles).
Category: Motorbike accident claims