Motorcycle Safety. Everyone can play a part. Motorcycles are becoming increasingly popular. BMV statistics show that as of the end of March 2010, there are 337,103 motorcycles registered in the state of Ohio.
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Everyone can play a part
BMV statistics show that as of the end of March 2010, there are 337,103 motorcycles registered in the state of Ohio.
At the end of 2008, 668,025 Ohioans had motorcycle endorsements. (2009 figures are not yet available.)
Motorcycle Safety is a critical concern for Ohio. We have been closely monitoring motorcycle fatalities over the past few years.
Prior to 2009, Motorcycle fatalities had increased by about 35 percent on Ohio’s roads.
Because of this increase, we have been working to educate the public about motorcycle safety to reverse this trend.Critical Safety Concern
2005 – 177 fatalities been closely monitoring motorcycle fatalities over the past few years.
2006 – 157 fatalities
2007 – 190 fatalities
2008 – 213 fatalitiesStatistics
2009 was positive, so far 147 fatal crashes, resulting in 152 fatalities, have been reported for the year.
This follows the trend nationally. A new report by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association revealed motorcycle fatalities declined by 10 percent nationally from 5,290 in 2008 to 4,762 in 2009.
This comes on the heels of 11 straight years of dramatic increases in motorcycle deaths.Statistics
The Patrol is once again proud to be partnering with the American Motorcyclist Association and other partners like the Ohio Traffic Safety Office and the Ohio Department of Transportation to provide avenues to promote awareness toward key safety messages.
Patrol also aggressively enforces all traffic laws to reduce crashes, deaths and injuries on Ohio’s roads.
These efforts will continue in the spring and summer months, with an emphasis on behaviors like speeding and impaired driving or riding.Partnerships are Key
We want all motorcyclists to Ride SMART and all motorists to Drive Smart.
Riding SMART means riding Sober, Motorcycle Endorsed, Alert, with the Right Gear and Trained.