Alabama residents who ride motorcycles may be at a higher risk of dying while on the road than those who ride in passenger vehicles. Motorcycles, including scooters, mopeds, mini bikes, off-road vehicles and pocket bikes, account for only three percent of all vehicles registered in the United States. Yet 15 percent of all traffic fatalities in 2012 were motorcyclists.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled, 23.27 motorcyclists die in an accident. For passenger cars, that number is only 0.89. This means that motorcyclist are 26 times more likely to die in a motor vehicle accident than people in passenger vehicles.