2015 Motorcycle Accident Statistics Released
Motorcyclists remain the most vulnerable road users, accounting for 21% of all road deaths in Great Britain in 2015. 365 motorcyclists lost their lives, the equivalent of one per day. This was an increase of 8% from 2014, and contrasts with the general downward trend for fatalities among most other road users (for example the number of fatalities among car occupants was down 5%; pedestrians 9% and cyclists 12%).
The number of seriously injured motorcyclists decreased by 5% (to 5042); however the figures were an increase of 4% from 2013 levels. The number of slightly injured motorcyclists also decreased by 1% to 14,511, though 2015 was still above the 2010-2014 average for overall injuries to motorcyclists.