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Friday, 20 May 2016 13:22

U.S. motorcycle deaths up 10 percent in last year

Written by http://medicalxpress.com

U.S. motorcycleMotorcyclist deaths in the United States topped 5,000 last year—a 10 percent increase from 2014, according to a new report. "These sobering findings provide a stark reminder of how susceptible motorcyclists are to fatal and life-threatening injuries," said Richard Retting, co-author of the report from the Governors Highway Safety Association.

"The risk of motorcycle crashes and fatalities is compounded by factors such as alcohol and drug use, increased speed limits, the repeal of state helmet laws, and a record number of vehicles on U.S. roads," Retting said in an association news release. Read on

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