CRASHES OVER TIME

There was a sharp increase in Florida motorcycle fatalities between 2001 and 2007, with the number of annual crash-related deaths more than doubling over that time period.  A 30% reduction was observed by 2010, before fatality numbers increased and then plateaued at an average of 455 per year from 2011-2014.  A 15-year high of 584 motorcycle fatalities, which represented nearly 20% of all traffic crash deaths, was reached in 2015.  Since that time, fatality numbers have declined slowly, but still annual motorcycle fatalities in the past five years remained more than 500.

While it is important to note that this figure has declined steadily since 2012, motorcycle crashes have accounted for between 2.1 and 4% of all traffic crashes in the state of Florida every year since 2001.  However, the proportion of motorcycle fatalities to traffic crash deaths has been less stable, increasing from 8.2% in 2001 to 17.8% in 2008.  After a moderate decline from 2008 to 2010, this percentage increased in subsequent years, reaching a peak of 19.9% in 2015.  Another decline was observed immediately afterwards, with motorcycle fatalities representing about 17% of all traffic crash deaths in Florida between 2016 and 2019. In 2020, motorcycle fatalities represented 15.5% of all traffic fatalities in Florida.

The following figures present motorcycle fatalities and serious injuries by Month and day of week.