In fiscal year 2021, The Department of the Air Force lost 18 motorcyclists. Inexperience, alcohol and speed were a few of the root causes of those deaths. Additionally, motorcycle riders continue to be overrepresented in fatal traffic crashes, being about 28 times more likely than passenger vehicle occupants to die in a motor vehicle crash and 4 times more likely to be injured according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
What should motorcyclist do to better protect themselves?
“Wearing personal protective equipment along with a Department of Transportation approved helmet can potentially eliminate injuries or even death,” said Dave Brandt the Department of the Air Force, motorcycle safety program manager “Always wear your PPE, practice every time you ride to help build your riding skills and ride within your skill level.”