Georgia motorcyclists have just as much right to be on the road as do motorists in any type of vehicle. Riders deserve the right to feel safe when they don their helmets and mount their bikes, whether heading out for a leisure ride, a road trip or a daily commute. Unfortunately, the facts show that motorcyclists can be facing danger at every turn when sharing the roads with other vehicles. Records from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also support the reality that riders of all ages experience these risks.
Between 2014 and 2018, motorcyclists accounted for anywhere between nine percent and 11.8% of all traffic fatalities in Georgia. In 2018 alone, 154 riders were killed in crashes, the second highest number of biker deaths during those five years.
In drilling down on the demographic data, the youngest riders under the age of 20 did experience the least number of fatalities, with 31 such riders dying in Georgia between 2014 and 2018. In contrast, deaths among riders in their 50s numbered 143 in the same time period, being outnumbered only by the 207 fatalities of motorcyclists aged between 20 and 29. Another 138 riders in their 30s and 143 riders in their 40s also lost their lives in that five-year period.
If you would like to learn more about how you might get the help you deserve after you or someone you love has been involved in a motorcycle accident, please feel free to visit the biker’s compensation and assistance page of our Georgia motor vehicle accident and personal injury website.