In 2017, 5,172 motorcycle deaths occurred.
That’s 14% of all vehicle deaths that year. It means that dying in a motorcycle crash was 28 times more likely than dying in a vehicle crash.
Life outside the cage is a little closer to the edge. But that doesn’t mean unnecessary risks are okay.
It’s estimated that if every one of those 5,172 people who died in 2017 were wearing the right safety gear, 802 of them would have survived.
The lesson in this? Dress for the slide, not the ride.