Many Kentucky residents enjoy the open road experience that comes with riding a motorcycle. When riders follow important safety tips, they reduce their risk of an accident with catastrophic injuries.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration defines a motorcycle as an off-road motorcycle, two- or three-wheeled motorcycle, moped, scooter or mini bike. In 2012, national traffic crash data recorded 4,957 motorcyclist deaths and 93,000 motorcyclist injuries. In Kentucky, 106 motorcyclists died in accidents.