Motorcyclists

Title: Motorcycle casualties in Northern Ireland: Statistical Analysis, Causes and Influencing Factors

Organisation: Department for Infrastructure (NI)
Date uploaded: 12th May 2011
Date published/launched: December 2009

The objectives of this report were to identify the likely causes and influencing factors of motorcycle casualties and collisions through an in depth investigation of relevant statistics and rider and other drivers' behaviour and attitudes.

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The objectives of this report were to identify the likely causes and influencing factors of motorcycle casualties and collisions through an in depth investigation of relevant statistics and rider and other drivers' behaviour and attitudes. The project also aimed to recommend appropriate action measures to reduce casualty numbers.

In total, 4,416 separate collisions involving a motorcycle were recorded in the period between 1 April 1998 and 31 March 2008. In total, there were 5,522 casualties accounted for across the 10-year period (1,689 killed or seriously injured).

The estimated cost of casualties from motorcycle collisions to the Northern Ireland economy over the 10-year study period is just over 619m.

While the actual number of motorcycle collisions has increased throughout the 10 years of the study period, the number of collisions per 10,000 motorcycles registered in Northern Ireland has decreased dramatically.

Over the 10-year period from 1998 to 2007, all motorcycle collisions accounted on average for 6.9% of the total number of all collisions in Northern Ireland, and just over 13% of KSI collisions in the Province.

Throughout the 10 years, fatal motorcycle collisions as a proportion of total collisions in Northern Ireland has increased in general. The proportion of motorcycle KSI collisions has steadily increased throughout the 10-year period from 1998 to 2007.

For more information contact:
Richard Jordan
T: 02890 540104

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