Motorcycle Accident Deaths Likely During Bike Week
In recent years, motorcycles have become more and more popular, particularly among older riders and more affluent riders. There were 7.1 million motorcycles on the roads in 2008 according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Along with the increased number of motorcycle enthusiasts, there have been larger number of deaths from motorcycle accidents. In 2008, there were almost 5,300 motorcyclist deaths. The number of dead bikers over the age of 40 has dramatically increased with the increased popularity of motorcycling among older riders.