Motorcycle Accidents & Alcohol
Alcohol consumption plays a large role in motorcycle accidents and fatalities. Many fatal crashes involve a rider operating a motorcycle while over the legal BAC limit. Young motorcycle riders in particular are more likely to be involved in alcohol-related motorcycle accidents. Please use caution when operating a motorcycle and avoid drinking and driving. If you are injured in a motorcycle crash, call our RI bike accident lawyers today for a free consultation.
- 29% of fatal motorcycle crashes in 2010 involved a rider with a BAC over .08
- Young riders ages 20-24 are involved in the most alcohol-related motorcycle accidents
- 4% of riders in fatal motorcycle crashes in 2006 had prior alcohol-related convictions
Sources: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Centers for Disease Control