Motorcycle Accident Facts From The Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police has a page on Illinois motorcycle safety and accident statistics (pdf)

Some excerpts from this page include:

  • In recent years, motorcycle fatalities have risen 52% in Illinois, while motorcycle registrations have risen 53%.
  • Weather and roadway surface conditions are generally not factors in fatal motorcycle crashes.   Approximately 95% of all fatal motorcycle crashes occur in clear weather, on dry pavement.
  • The three driver-related factors reported most frequently for fatal motorcycle crashes were:
  1. Driving too fast for conditions or in excess of the posted maximum speed limit
  2. Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medication
  3. Improper lane usage
  • Motorcyclists (operators and passengers) killed in recent years accounted for more than 12% of all motor vehicle fatalities. Motorcycle registrations, however, accounted for less than 3% of all motor vehicles registered.