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Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State:
2010 Preliminary Data

Published April 2011

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In early 2011 GHSA asked states to provide their preliminary motorcyclist fatality counts for 2010. All 50 states and the District of Columbia responded. This report analyzes the data they provided.

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Based upon preliminary data, GHSA projects that motorcycle fatalities declined at least 2 percent from 2009.

While the national decline is good news, there are some areas of concern, such as: a much smaller decline than the prior year; a 3 percent increase in fatalities in the third quarter; an expected rise in motorcycle travel; and a recent drop in motorcycle helmet use.