Originally Posted by lhendrick
Totally off topic but regarding your signature line....
"More than 125,000 motorcycle riders have died in traffic crashes since the enactment of the Highway Safety Act of 1966 and The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1966. Be careful out there."
By my calculation thats about 8 per day, every day of the year for 42 years. Seems kinda high.
You were right, kinda. My number was wrong. MORE have died. The number I had is now too small.;(
NHTSA data. Some years over 7,000 dead. Here is tthe source and an updated report is quoted below.
NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis 400 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20590
An estimated 132,000 motorcyclists have died in traffic crashes since the
enactment of the Highway Safety and National Traffic and Motor Vehicle
Safety Act of 1966.
Motorcycles made up more than 2 percent of all registered vehicles in
the United States in 2004 and accounted for only 0.3 percent of all vehicle
Per vehicle mile traveled in 2004, motorcyclists were about 34 times more
likely than passenger car occupants to die in a motor vehicle traffic crash.