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.
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.)
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
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
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.