Ride & Drive Safely During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month – and Beyond

According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists continue to be at a high risk of fatal traffic crashes all over the U.S. The latest available data reports that, in 2019, 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in fatal road accidents around the country. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it’s the ideal time to learn and review safety measures you should know as a rider and as a motorist sharing the road. Read on to learn Virginia’s latest available motorcycle accident statistics and what you can do as a rider and a driver to stay safe. What Virginia’s Motorcycle Accident Stats Show According to the most recent motorcycle accident statistics for Virginia (2017): There are 195,845 registered motorcycles in the state of Virginia There were 103 motorcyclist fatalities in 2017 There are 5.26 motorcyclist fatalities per every 10,000 registered motorcycles Virginia is ranked #28 among the 50 states when it comes to fatalities [...]