SEATTLE, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces, today released its study on the top most dangerous states for motorcycle riders.
- Colder, more northern states like Alaska and New Hampshire have low fatality rates, while warmer, more southern states like Texas and Tennessee had the highest rates.
- Warm weather states are most dangerous for motorcycle riders because of the year-round chances of road fatalities compared to the limited timeframes of colder weather states.
- In 2017, there were just over 8.4 million registered motorcycles in the United States. That's a 23-percent increase over the last decade.
To view the full report and state rankings, visit: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/dangerous-states-for-motorcycles.
Top 5 Most Dangerous States for Motorists
Registered Motorcycles: 28,124
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 14.22%
Registered Motorcycles: 364,690
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 13.44%
- South Carolina
Registered Motorcycles: 118,132
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 12.27%
Registered Motorcycles: 586,267
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 10.06%
Registered Motorcycles: 164,055
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 9.94%
Top 5 Safest States for Motorcyclists
Registered Motorcycles: 306,655
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: .75%
- South Dakota
Registered Motorcycles: 117,461
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 1.36%
Registered Motorcycles: 31,859
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 1.88%
- New Hampshire
Registered Motorcycles: 78,798
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 1.90%
Registered Motorcycles: 241,556
Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 2.28%
U.S. States Ranked by Most Dangerous for Motorcyclists (1 being the worst, 50 the best)
We looked at the 2017 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fatality figures in each state and compared it with 2017 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) motorcycle registration data to find which states had the highest rate of fatalities per registered motorcycle. Below is a ranking of all 50 states, with 1 being the highest rate of fatalities and 50 being the lowest.
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