Motorcyclists have every right to be on the roads, but unfortunately, dangerous and neglectful drivers cause numerous accidents each year. According to the State of New Jersey's Department of Law & Public Safety, motorcycle fatalities are on the rise, and that means it's becoming more dangerous to ride the vehicle you love.
In 2012, there were 76 motorcycle crashes involving 81 motorcycles in New Jersey. Out of the crashes, there were 78 fatalities, one of whom was a pedestrian struck in the crashes. In 2011, there had been 97 fatalities, so for that one year, the number of fatalities had finally dropped. What's interesting is that in if you're in a motorcycle crash in New Jersey, you have a 75 percent chance of being injured and having head injuries, road rash, broken bones or other related issues.