Clayton County is located in the north central portion of Georgia with a population of 267,542. The county itself is seeing a steady growth in population.
And with those numbers, there's an increase in traffic and the possibility of accidents.
Recent data, according to the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, shows that in 2014 there were 12,397 total crashes, with 3,714 injuries and 21 deaths. In 2015, according to stats provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 25 deaths.
From 2011 to 2015, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration discovered that 16 fatal deaths in Fulton County resulted from motorcycle accidents.
In 2014, Motorcycle fatalities were the leading cause of death in Clayton County.
Here are some facts you need to know about motorcycle accidents:
- Motorcyclists are 35 times more likely to experience a deadly accident on the road than those in passenger cars.
- Over 80 percent of all reported motorcycle accidents resulted in injury or death to the motorcyclist.
With staggering statistics like this, how do you protect yourself from a motorcycle accident?
- Perform a Bike Safety Check BEFORE you ride!
- Follow the speed limit!
- Wear a quality protective helmet.
- Keep your headlight on at all times.
- Wear high visibility, protective clothing.
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