Nevada Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Nevada reported 325 traffic fatalities for the year 2015, giving them a rate of 11.24 per 100,000 population. This is up slightly from the national average of 10.92, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Included in the number of deaths is the total number of motorcycle-related fatalities, which is 55 for the year or 17 percent of the total.
The number of motorcycle crash traffic deaths is down slightly from the 63 reported in 2014 and the 59 reported in 2013. However, it is up significantly from the 43 for 2012 and 41 for 2011. Since Nevada has a state law requiring all persons to wear a helmet when riding a motorcycle, 41 of the 55 fatalities had on a helmet in the crash. This represents 79 percent of the total, which is down from the 87 percent in 2014 and the 88 percent in 2013. There were 26 lives saved because of helmet use for the year.
The majority of people killed while riding a motorcycle were between the ages of 20 and 29 with 24 deaths. Only nine people who died were between the ages of 40 and 49 and another nine between 50 and 59. Five deaths involved people over 59 while just two who died were under 20 years of age.
Most counties in Nevada reported zero rider fatalities for 2015. Four counties had between one and five deaths while one county reported between six and 15 deaths. One county had between 36 and 45 deaths for the year. Clark County reported 43 fatalities for 2015, which is a significant increase in the rate per population over 2011, which had just 29. Washoe County came in second with seven deaths, which is steady from previous years. Elko County reported two while Douglas County had just one for the year.