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Old 04-22-2010, 06:40 AM   #1
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US motorcycle fatality rate drops 16 per cent

Good news for American bikers

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MOTORCYCLE deaths dropped in America last year, after more than a decade of increasing fatalities, it has been revealed.

Recent statistics show a 16 per cent drop in US motorcycle fatalities through the first nine months of 2009 compared to the same period in 2008.

The welcome drop has been partly attributed to the country's slowing economy, which has seen a decline in motorcycle sales.

In 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed on the country's roads - the worst year in US history.

It makes you wonder how much the figure would drop if the US made helmets compulsory nationwide.

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Old 04-22-2010, 06:55 AM   #2
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i didnt get creamed last year, thats a good sign.
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:39 AM   #3
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Didnt slow the RIP threads on this site though?
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:37 AM   #4
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Almost seems like the Houston Area went up during the same time.
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Almost seems like the Houston Area went up during the same time.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:06 PM   #7
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Hope this story doesn't make it out to all the regular motorists. They might feel like they've been slacking.
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The chopper fad is over......

that's the real reason for the drop
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:00 PM   #9
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yep - days of 30-40k chrome-barges makes up the huge drop - I wonder if number of car-miles are down with the economy too - fewer people driving to work, construction projects....
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In 2008, 5,290 motorcyclists were killed on the country's roads - the worst year in US history.

that's a small city - sad....
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Does this mean insurance rates will be trending downward, as well? Somehow, I doubt it.
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Does this mean insurance rates will be trending downward, as well? Somehow, I doubt it.
I suspect the decline in deaths is just in overall numbers, but NOT a decline in percentages.

In other words, while there are fewer deaths, there are probably fewer bikes running around. Which means insurance premiums will stay the same (or go up).





I'm just guessing...
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