Motorcyclist Fatalities

There were 4,985 motorcyclists killed in the USA in 2018. For statistics, please note that the term MotorcycLIST Fatalities is used for MotorcycLE Fatalities.

Motorcycle + Person = Motorcyclist


USA and State Motorcyclist Fatalities Historical Charts

Please click buttons below for desired chart.
The last button on list opens a table that displays all numerical values by State and Year.

IN TABLE FORM: USA and States by Year

Terms Explained

•Motorcyclists are persons riding upon motorcycles.


•Motorcyclists include Motorcycle Operators and Motorcycle Passengers.


•Fatally injured means that death due to injuries occurred within 30 days of the crash.


•Motorcyclist fatality counts do not include fatally injured vehicle-occupants, pedestrians, bicyclists, etc.


•Example: A motorcycle striking and fatally injuring a pedestrian will not be counted as a Motorcyclist Fatality. However, it is a Fatal Motorcycle Crash.


Where The Motorcyclist Fatalities Data Come From

We obtain our data and statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), the Federal Highway Administration, and the US Census Bureau.


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