With spring right around the corner, Wisconsin's roadways will see an increasing amount of motorcyclists out enjoying the warmer weather. While this is something to eagerly look forward to if you are a motorcycle owner, it is also something to be cautious about. The fact of the matter is, injuries and fatalities in motorcycle accidents are not uncommon in Wisconsin.
Motorcycle Crash Statistics
Current reports show that between 2013 and 2017 there were 11,007 crashes involving motorcycles. Out of those crashes, 394 people died and 10,217 were injured. The report also showed that, out of those killed, 383 were motorcyclists. A recent news story reported that crashes involving motorcycles occur approximately every 4 hours in Wisconsin, on average.
Unfortunately, these statistics aren’t showing signs of changing. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 2018 had 85 fatal crashes that resulted in 92 fatalities. And so far, 2019 has had 67 fatal crashes resulting in 69 fatalities, with 32 of them happening in February alone....