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QuoteWizard Study Finds Mississippi, Texas, and South Carolina to be the Most Dangerous States for Motorcyclists

SEATTLE, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- QuoteWizard®, a LendingTree company, and one of the nation's leading online insurance marketplaces, today released its study on the top most dangerous states for motorcycle riders.

Key findings:

  • Colder, more northern states like Alaska and New Hampshire have low fatality rates, while warmer, more southern states like Texas and Tennessee had the highest rates.
  • Warm weather states are most dangerous for motorcycle riders because of the year-round chances of road fatalities compared to the limited timeframes of colder weather states.  
  • In 2017, there were just over 8.4 million registered motorcycles in the United States. That's a 23-percent increase over the last decade.

To view the full report and state rankings, visit: https://quotewizard.com/news/posts/dangerous-states-for-motorcycles

Top 5 Most Dangerous States for Motorists

  1. Mississippi
    Registered Motorcycles: 28,124
    Fatalities: 40
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 14.22%

  2. Texas
    Registered Motorcycles: 364,690
    Fatalities: 490
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 13.44%

  3. South Carolina
    Registered Motorcycles: 118,132
    Fatalities: 145
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 12.27%

  4. Florida
    Registered Motorcycles: 586,267
    Fatalities: 590
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 10.06%

  5. Arizona
    Registered Motorcycles: 164,055
    Fatalities: 163
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 9.94%

Top 5 Safest States for Motorcyclists

  1. Montana
    Registered Motorcycles: 306,655
    Fatalities: 23
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: .75%

  2. South Dakota
    Registered Motorcycles: 117,461
    Fatalities: 16
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 1.36%

  3. Alaska
    Registered Motorcycles: 31,859
    Fatalities: 6
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 1.88%

  4. New Hampshire
    Registered Motorcycles: 78,798
    Fatalities: 15
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 1.90%

  5. Minnesota
    Registered Motorcycles: 241,556
    Fatalities: 55
    Rate per 10,000 registered motorcycles: 2.28%

 

 

U.S. States Ranked by Most Dangerous for Motorcyclists (1 being the worst, 50 the best)

Rank (Worst)

State

1

Mississippi

2

Texas

3

South Carolina

4

Florida

5

Arizona

6

North Carolina

7

New Mexico

8

Kentucky

9

Missouri

10

Louisiana

11

Tennessee

12

Maryland

13

Arkansas

14

Nevada

15

Alabama

16

Hawaii

17

Oklahoma

18

Georgia

19

Connecticut

20

California

21

Virginia

22

Indiana

23

Wyoming

24

Kansas

25

Michigan

26

New Jersey

27

Colorado

28

Maine

29

Pennsylvania

30

Illinois

31

Nebraska

32

Utah

33

West Virginia

34

Vermont

35

Oregon

36

Idaho

37

Ohio

38

New York

39

Delaware

40

Rhode Island

41

Washington

42

Massachusetts

43

Iowa

44

Wisconsin

45

North Dakota

46

Minnesota

47

New Hampshire

48

Alaska

49

South Dakota

50

Montana

Methodology

We looked at the 2017 National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) fatality figures in each state and compared it with 2017 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) motorcycle registration data to find which states had the highest rate of fatalities per registered motorcycle. Below is a ranking of all 50 states, with 1 being the highest rate of fatalities and 50 being the lowest.

About QuoteWizard
QuoteWizard (quotewizard.com) is an insurance comparison marketplace for consumers looking to save on insurance. QuoteWizard provides consumers with direct access to thousands of qualified agents in all 50 states, as well as major carriers, who offer personalized quotes and the opportunity to save up to 40% on auto, home, health, and life insurance. Agents and carriers, in turn, benefit from millions of highly qualified leads, calls, and traffic to their site. Based in Seattle, QuoteWizard was founded in 2006.

About LendingTree
LendingTree (TREE) is the nation's leading online marketplace that connects consumers with the choices they need to be confident in their financial decisions. LendingTree empowers consumers to shop for financial services the same way they would shop for airline tickets or hotel stays, comparing multiple offers from a nationwide network of over 500 partners in one simple search, and can choose the option that best fits their financial needs. Services include mortgage loans, mortgage refinances, auto loans, personal loans, business loans, student refinances, credit cards and more. Through the My LendingTree platform, consumers receive free credit scores, credit monitoring, and recommendations to improve credit health. My LendingTree proactively compares consumers' credit accounts against offers on our network and notifies consumers when there is an opportunity to save money. In short, LendingTree's purpose is to help simplify financial decisions for life's meaningful moments through choice, education and support. LendingTree, LLC is a subsidiary of LendingTree, Inc. For more information, go to www.lendingtree.com, dial 800-555-TREE, like our Facebook page and/or follow us on Twitter @LendingTree.

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