motorcycle accident fatalities
According to a study recently published by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Florida ranks third in the country behind Texas and California, respectively, for the number of people killed in motorcycle accidents. Nationally, motorcycle accident fatalities have increased 14 out of the last 15 years (1997 to 2012,) with accident statistics continuing this trend thus far in 2013. Nearly 4,000 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. from January to September 2012 but the authors of the study expected that number to climb to nearly 5,000 by the end of 2012. At least 287 people died in Florida motorcycle accidents over that same period of time, with 358 killed in Texas and 318 in California.