The growing popularity of motorcycle enthusiasts makes motorcycle safety and Sharing the Road a major issue. According to the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety:
An upward trend has also been seen in New Jersey.
Motorcycle Crash Factors
• Fatalities between motorists and motorcyclists have risen 138% between 1998 and 2008
• The mileage death rate for motorcyclists was 37 times greater than for passenger car occupants in 2007
(National Safety Council Injury Facts 2010)
Of New Jersey’s 63 motorcycle fatalities that year, 25 were over 40 years old, 20 were between 31-40 years old, 14 were between 21-30 years old, and 4 were between 17-20 years old. As of 2009, the average age for motorcyclists in the United States was 41.