According to a government report in 2010, the direct cost from deaths and injuries caused by motorcycle accidents were $16 billion. This costs can be higher because the medical expenses are difficult to measure.
The Government Accountability Office report says motorcyclists are involved in fatal crashes at higher rates than drivers of other types of vehicles, and are 30 times more likely to die in a traffic crash than passenger car occupants. The rise of crashes caused by motorcycles is proving to be costly in several ways. Despite the alarming increase of crashes and fatalities, shoppers can’t get enough of the bike’s allure. In 2011, approximately 440,899 motorcycles and scooters were sold in the U.S