Motorcycle Helmet Statistics

Motorcyclists are getting smarter and smarter and it is saving lives. According to the NHTSA, use of motorcycle helmets in 2009 was up 67 percent, an increase of 4% from 2008 and an increase of 22% from 2005.

It is axiomatic that wearing a helmet is the single most effective way of reducing head injuries and fatal accidents on motorcycles and bicycles. One study shows that wearing a helmet has been shown to decrease the risk of serious injury on a motorcycle by 70% and decrease the risk of a fatality by 40%.

Wearing a bike helmet is the lowest possible hanging fruit to save lives on motorcycles and bicycles. We are making tons of progress, we just need that progress to continue.