Montana Department of Transportation

Safety

Motorcycle Crashes

Back of ambulance Motorcycle crashes represent a relatively small proportion of Montana’s total crashes, but because motorcyclists are at greater risk than passengers in an enclosed vehicle, motorcycle crashes represent a significant share of the state's fatal and injury crashes. In 2012, motorcycle crashes represented 15 percent of the state’s fatal crashes and approximately 6 percent of all injury crashes.

Targets

  • Reduce the five-year average number of motorcyclist fatalities from 30 in 2010 to 23 by 2015.
  • Reduce the five-year average number of motorcyclist fatalities and incapacitating injuries from 192 in 2010 to 149 by 2015.
  • Reduce the five-year average number of fatalities for motorcyclists not wearing helmets from 18 in 2010 to 14 by 2015.

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Did you know?

An unhelmeted motorcyclist is 40 percent more likely to suffer a fatal head injury and 15 percent more likely to suffer a nonfatal injury than a helmeted motorcyclist when involved in a crash.

Get more at NHTSA.gov

Training

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation logo

Watch for motorcycles on Plan2Live

Highway Traffic Safety Section