Maryland Motorcycle Accident and Fatality Statistics

  1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Accidents 3182 2823 2328 2010 1693 1714 1752 1417 985 1083 989 889 898 877
Fatalities 72 84 65 61 46 46 53 55 43 30 27 28 27 32
Percent Fatalities 2.26% 2.98% 2.79% 3.03% 2.72% 2.68% 3.03% 3.88% 4.37% 2.77% 2.73% 3.15% 3.01% 3.65%
 
 

From 1985 – 1991

From 1992 – 1998

Accidents

15,502

7,138
Fatalities

427

242
Percent Fatalities

2.75%

3.39%
  Maryland’s all-rider helmet law was enacted in 1992.
Since 1992 the fatality rate increased.
Change From pre-helmet law years to post-helmet law years.
  # Change %Change  
  -8,364 -53.95% Accidents Decreased
  -185 -43.33% Fatalities Decreased
  0.64% 23.08% Fatality Rate Increased

Data sources are documents obtained from the Maryland State Highway Administration, Office of Traffic and Safety, Traffic Safety Division.
Data for 1998 represents partial year information.

 

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