Did you know that May is Motorcycle Safety Month? Unless you’re a personal injury lawyer; the answer is likely “no”. Well…It is!
So, what does that mean for the average person? Probably not much…But, injury lawyers like me are trying to raise awarness of motorcycle safety and motorcycle injuries through social media posts such as this one.
The Ministry of Transportation keeps road safety and accident stats in something called “Ontario Road Safety Annual Reports“. The most updated ORSAR is a 2014 report which shows the following interesting stats for road safety:
Total Fatal and Personal Injury Collisions in 2014: 34,064
Total drivers involved in fatal and personal injury collisions: 64,202
Total vehicles involved in fatal and personal injury collisions: 64,736
Persons Killed in Motor Vehicle Collisions per 100,000 people: 3.52
11.6% of Motor Vehicle Fatality Claims were Motorcycle Fatalities
Of the 64,736 vehicles involved in reported collisions in 2014, 1,206 were motorcycles or mopeds. Of those 1,206 vehicles, 54 of those claims resulted in fatalities.