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Indiana Traffic Safety Facts: Motorcycles 2007

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Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher(s): Indiana University. Center for Criminal Justice Research

Author(s): Samuel Nunn

Funder(s): Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Funder(s): Indiana Criminal Justice Institute

Topic: Transportation (Traffic and traffic regulation)

Keywords: traffic safety; criminal justice; victims

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


Crashes involving motorcycles or mopeds in Indiana in 2007 produced 124 fatalities consisting of 112 motorcycle operators, nine motorcycle passengers, one driver of another (non-motorcycle) vehicle, and two passengers in other vehicles. This fact sheet examines motorcycle collisions within Indiana, including fatality and injury rates among riders, alcohol-related collisions, helmet use, licensing statistics, primary factors in motorcycle collisions, and the geography of motorcycle collisions in the state. Data specific to Indiana are drawn from the Indiana State Police Automated Reporting Information Exchange System (ARIES), as of March 16, 2008.