Most motorcycle accidents happen in ideal conditions

Interesting statistics from Australia’s Central Police Region show that 96% of motorcycle accidents happen when the roads and weather are close to perfect.

You could be forgiven for thinking that the majority of motorcycling accidents happen when it’s raining, or when the roads are covered in frost, but if the data reported by The Fraser Coast Chronicle is correct and indicative of the wider motorcycling population, then actually the reality is quite the opposite.

The data from the Central Police Region shows that a huge 96% of accidents involving motorcycles happened in clear conditions and that 85% happened on a straight or ‘open curve’ road.

Other data is closer to that which you could possibly expect; 60% of accidents happened when riders were using their motorcycles for fun, as opposed to 21% being on their daily commute.

Source: Fraser Coast Chronicle




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    Frank Hart

    July 18, 2017 at 01:50

    Because that’s when most riders are on the road, duh.

    Breaking news, majority of cars get wet mostly when it rains.

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    July 18, 2017 at 09:16

    Also, does it rain in Australia? :)

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