Older Motorcycle Riders Are Increasing Motorcycle Death and Injury Rates

The number of older motorcycle riders is increasing the motorcycle fatality and injury rates, according to a recently released study reported in Researchers studied the records of over 60,000 motorcyclists involved in crashes between 1996 and 2005.

The researchers found that between 1996 and 2005, the average age of motorcyclists involved in crashes increased from 34 to 39. In addition, the proportion of injured motorcyclists over age 40 increased from 28 percent to 50 percent. Out of all injured motorcyclists that were studied, those between ages 50 and 59 were the fastest growing group, and 20 to 29-year-old riders were the most declining.

Besides being more likely to be injured in a motorcycle accident, older riders who crash are more likely to have serious injuries, a longer hospital stay, or die when compared to younger riders. Motorcyclists over 40 are between one and a half and two times more likely to die in crashes than riders under age 40. The difference could be attributed to the body’s decreased ability to withstand injury as a person ages.

The study found that young and older riders had two things in common. Approximately 73 percent of each group of riders used helmets. Also, alcohol use was involved in about one-third of crashes for each group.

Tragically, motorcycle accidents in New Hampshire and throughout the United States are on the rise. Have you or a loved one been injured in a motorcycle crash due to someone else’s negligence? If so, contact an experienced New Hampshire motorcycle injury attorney. The legal team at Tenn And Tenn, P.A. have what it takes to garner the compensation you deserve and will protect your rights. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling (888) 332-5855

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