Although highway safety has improved in recent years, the number of fatal motorcycle crashes is on the rise. According to this recent article, approximately 4,550 people were killed in motorcycle accidents last year.
This is more than twice the number of fatalities that occurred during the mid-1990’s. This increase may be due to the fact that only 19 states currently have laws which require all riders to wear a helmet, although 47 states used to have such requirements.
I can not stress enough the importance of motorcyclists wearing a helmet. There is nothing more devastating than knowing an injury could have been prevented before an accident occurs. If you, or someone you know rides, please wear a helmet!