Stats & Facts
About 25 percent of all 2011 passenger vehicle crashes ended up in injury or death, but almost 80 percent of all motorcycle crashes end up in injury or death.
Ninety-nine percent of the people who died in 2011 motorcycle related crashes on Missouri roads were the motorcycle riders.
Thirty-four percent of all motorcycles involved in 2011 Missouri fatal traffic crashes collided with another type of motor vehicle in transport.
Missouri law requires all motorcycle riders to wear a DOT-compliant helmet.
A rider without a helmet is 40 percent more likely to die in a crash than one with a helmet.
Passenger and Commercial vehicle drivers should remember the following:
- Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any vehicle on the roadway.
- Allow the motorcyclist a full lane width. Do not share the lane.
- Fifty percent of all motorcycles involved in fatal crashes collided with another type of motor vehicle in transport.