Motorcycle Deaths Pushed to Record Highs

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According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the popularity of high performance motorcycles has pushed deaths of motorcyclists to near record highs. So-called “supersport” motorcycles are typically built on racing platforms modified for sale to motorcycle enthusiasts for legal street operation. Light in overall weight and equipped with powerful engines, supersports are built for speed. Unfortunately, they can also be deadly.


Motorcycle deaths have more than doubled in the last 10 years. While supersport bikes made up less than 10% of all registered motorcyles in 2005, supersport bikers accounted for over 25% of all biker deaths. Supersport bikers should remember that these racing bikes are built for speed but public streets are not the place to test their limits. And, as always, for bikers who operate whatever type of motorcycles they prefer within the rules of the road, other motorists need to be alert to observe and avoid collisions with the comparatively unprotected motorcyclist on our state streets, roads and highways. If you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle accident or automobile accident, call CGWC and speak to our experienced motor vehicle accident lawyers.