Motorcycles Are Increasing in popularity throughout the US.
Motorcycles are fun vehicles to drive. They are fast, fuel efficient, and are easy to park, especially in the limited parking in the New Orleans French Quarter. Unfortunately, motorcycles are a lot more dangerous the cars. According the the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a motorcyclist is 30 times more likely to die in a crash than people in cars. According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there has been a 10% increase in motorcycle fatalities from 2014 to 2015. In 2013, if all motorcyclists in fatal crashes had worn helmets, an estimated 715 lives could have been saved. There are a lot of factors that go into why these crashes have increased, but there are four main reasons that have been the main cause of motorcycle crashes nationwide.