Still, officials caution against declaring a victory when it comes to the risks of motorcycle collisions, which have increased steadily since the mid-1990s. Motorcycle accident lawyers in Fort Myers understand that 2013 wasn’t so much a great year as 2012 was a horrible year. While 2013 showed about the same number of fatal motorcycle crashes as 2011, there was a significant spike in 2012, mainly attributed to unusually warm weather.
From January through September 2011, there were 3,760 motorcycle deaths nationally. During the same time in 2012, there were 4,046 motorcycle fatalities nationwide – a 7.6 increase. Early figures from the same time in 2013 indicate 3,753 motorcycle deaths nationally – a reduction of 7.2 percent. If the 2013 figures bear out in the final count, they would be more significant than the 3 percent drop estimated by the National Safety Counsel and the 3.7 percent dip reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.