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Massachusetts Motorcycle Data Barbara Rizzuti, Program Coordinator Highway Safety Division Executive Office of Public Safety and Security January 11, 2011.

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1 Massachusetts Motorcycle Data Barbara Rizzuti, Program Coordinator Highway Safety Division Executive Office of Public Safety and Security January 11, 2011

2 Massachusetts Motorcyclist Fatalities and Incapacitating Injuries Motorcyclist Fatalities Motorcyclist Incapacitating Injuries Total Source: RMV, May 2010 Note: 2009 data are preliminary

3 Number of Motorcyclist Fatalities Source: MassTRAC, May 2010; FARS, May 2010; RMV, May 2010 Note: 2009 data are preliminary. Note: 2009 data are preliminary.

4 Number of Unhelmeted Motorcyclist Fatalities Source: FARS, May 2010; RMV, May 2010 Note: 2009 data are preliminary. Note: 2009 data are preliminary.

5 General Characteristics According to fatality data:  91% were males  45% occurred between 3:00p.m. and 9:00p.m.  61% occurred on local streets and roads  64% owned their bike for less than 2 years  42% were riding a sport bike

6 General Characteristics (cont)   71% of all motorcycle fatalities were the fault of the rider   20 – 29 year olds account for 29% of all motorcycle fatalities   49% were single vehicle crashes   45% of all multiple vehicles crashes were the fault of the rider   When the rider was at fault in a multiple vehicle crash, 53% of the time the rider was speeding   When the rider was at fault in a single vehicle crash, 41% of the time speed was a major factor and 26% of the time the rider failed to negotiate a curve

7 Questions and Comments Barbara Rizzuti Highway Safety Division Executive Office of Public Safety and Security 10 Park Plaza, Suite 3720 Boston, MA (617)


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