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Motorcycle road deaths higher than a decade ago
By Tim Skilton

ACCORDING TO recently released Government casualty figures, the number of motorcycle casualties on Britain's roads are higher than they were a decade ago.

Bike casualties in 2006 in Britain totalled 23,326 compared with 23,133 in 1996. The figures aren't quite that clear cut though, as 'slight injuries' have been added to the overall total of bikers KSI (killed or seriously injured).

The statistics also show a sharp increase in the number of middle-aged men killed on motorcycles - riders aged 40 to 49 being killed or seriously injured almost doubled in ten years, from 709 in 1996 to 1,282 in 2006.

The number of motorcyclists killed or seriously injured in the North East has risen by a staggering 54% over the past decade. In 1996, 145 motorcyclists were killed or seriously injured in the region but that figure rose to 224 bikers in 2006, Department for Transport figures show.

The region showed the biggest percentage increase across the country.

The good news is the figure is lower than in 2005 across the UK - all except Wales, where the number of KSIs has risen.
 

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One stat these never show is the total # of bikers and vehicles. The roads themselves are way busier than they were 10 years ago, so just saying more bikers are killed doesn't tell the whole story. And actually looking at those numbers, that seems pretty darn good. Only 193 more in 10 years!
 

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Wonder what the stats are in china? In ten years it increased by 193? They changed there coverage to include the serious injuries too. Had they not done so it might actually have been lower.
 

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Wonder what the stats are in china? In ten years it increased by 193? They changed there coverage to include the serious injuries too. Had they not done so it might actually have been lower.
Bike casualties in 2006 in Britain totalled 23,326 compared with 23,133 in 1996. The figures aren't quite that clear cut though, as 'slight injuries' have been added to the overall total of bikers KSI (killed or seriously injured).
I think you have that wrong Antiq they have added "SLIGHT INJURIES". We really have no idea what is considered slight to serious slight could be anything which requires medical attention such as a x-rays to see if something is broken or a few stitches to a sprained anything.

More riders equal more possible accidents/injuries/deaths. What I can see from the report is that us older riders either new or returning are having our share of accidents. This was also alluded to in another recent post on motorcycle accidents in Florida. We have to do a better job in skill acquisition and wearing good safety gear.
 

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These stat threads are always sooooo full of .... never mind. (Sorry, Tina, that's just the way it is.)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can make a stat say anything you want it to say.
 

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These stat threads are always sooooo full of .... never mind. (Sorry, Tina, that's just the way it is.)

I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can make a stat say anything you want it to say.
Yup.
 

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I figured if we can talk about meth killings, this would alright, too.

If you want to, delete it Brian. :)
 

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Nah, that's not what I'm saying. :lol: You can talk about anything you want to.... :lol:
 

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I suppose what I'm saying is that there is about as much point in this type of thread as any number of other postwh0ring type of threads. :wink:

Have at it if you feel like it... :razz:
 

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I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you can make a stat say anything you want it to say.
Agreed, but I think a lot of people use this argument to convince themselves that things are just peachy. I'm not sure what anyone's motivation would be to try and make these numbers look worse.
 

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See there are morons and idiots everywhere, not just in your town!
 

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Agreed, but I think a lot of people use this argument to convince themselves that things are just peachy. I'm not sure what anyone's motivation would be to try and make these numbers look worse.
Because they hate motorcycles -it's extremely prevelant in the U.S. military and throughout DOD.
 

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Wonder what the stats are in India. Where bikes outnumber cars 2-1 and driver training consists of being able to start the vehicle and move it in a large circle.
 

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I know -my point is "it's everywhere".
Yup! Four wheels good two wheels bad! Same same genitals in good genitals out bad! Ok I guess I'm really BAD!:biggrin:
 

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You cut right to the, er, heart of the matter, Vince.:-D
 
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