Motorcyclists

2004 Motorcycling in North Carolina Survey Results

The UNC Highway Safety Research Center has compiled results from the 2004 Motorcycling in North Carolina survey. The survey was distributed by the North Carolina Governor’s Highway Safety Program to a statewide sample of 3,000 registered motorcycle owners.

Highlights from the survey include:

  • Respondents ranged in age from 19 to 82 years old, with an average age of 47.
  • Motorcyclists reported riding anywhere from 0 to 32,000 miles in the past 12 months, with a median of 3,000 miles.
  • 43 percent of riders said they always wear a helmet when riding in states that do not require helmet use.
  • Overall, 45 percent of the motorcyclists indicated that they had crashed or fallen while riding.
  • Riders younger than 30 were four times as likely as older riders to have crashed in the past year.
  • Of those who had a prior crash, 45 percent indicated that medical treatment was required as a result.

For more information, please contact Rob Foss at (919) 962-8702.

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2004 Motorcycling in North Carolina Survey Results (368 kb PDF)