Idaho Motorcycle Fatalities Statistics

Idaho Motorcycle Fatalities Statistics

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), for 2015, there were 31 motorcycle deaths in Idaho. This number is up from previous years, but the high point in recent years came in 2006 with 38.

Out of those who were killed in a motorcycle accident, ten were wearing helmets while 21 did not have on a helmet. Idaho only requires those who are 17 years old and younger to wear a helmet when riding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 32 percent of riders wear helmets, which have saved six lives in 2015. If everyone wore a helmet, another eight would have been saved.

In 2014, there were 66,191 motorcycles registered in Idaho with a fatality rate per 100,000 registrations of 37.77. The number of registered motorcycles and the fatality rate both dropped slightly from 2013.

The majority of victims in motorcycle deaths were in the 40-49 age range with 11. The lowest rate was those who were 20 years old and younger. Interestingly, the number at the high end was almost triple what age range other victims fell into.

Less than half the counties in Idaho reported a motorcycle-related fatality in 2015. Those that did had between one and five deaths for the year. Boise County was one that reported deaths in motorcycle accidents with three for the year. This was up from one for 2014 and zero for 2013. Bannock County in the lower part of the state reported one death for the year. Bonner County, which is located at the northern tip of the state, reported three deaths for the year, up from one the year before. Idaho County went in the opposite direction, dropping from five in 2014 to zero in 2015.

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