Motorcycle Fatalities vs Proportion of MC Fatalities in Traffic Fatalities by County
From 2015 to 2020, Miami-Dade County averaged 55 motorcycle fatalities per year, which represented the highest total in the state of Florida. Other counties with a large number of annual motorcycle fatalities included Hillsborough (43), Broward (38), Volusia (34), Palm Beach (31), and Orange (29). A slightly different picture emerges when examining the proportion of overall traffic fatalities accounted for by motorcycle fatalities. In contrast to what was reported above, Volusia (29.1%) had the largest proportion of motorcycle fatalities, followed by Brevard (25.8%), Pasco (25.5%), Pinellas (22.3%), Hillsborough (21.2%), and Lee (21.1%). This demonstrates that counties with high motorcycle registration rates, such as Miami-Dade, are likely to have high annual fatality numbers as well, but those fatalities don’t necessarily represent a large proportion of traffic fatalities overall.
Motorcycle crash facts by County
It is important to understand the trends and patterns of motorcycle crashes at county level to improve motorcycle safety in Florida. Click on each heading to reveal the selected county motorcycle crash facts. View the downloadable PDF by clicking on the image or on the “Download PDF” link.